Amy Winehouse Death Investigation Adjourned, Funeral to Begin

July 25, 2011 By:
Amy Winehouse Death Investigation Adjourned, Funeral to Begin

Amy Winehouse’s funeral will now take place after investigation into her death has been adjourned.

Winehouse passed away this past Saturday in her London home. Although no cause was given at the time of her death, the investigation took place at London’s St Pancras Coroner’s Court today, and authorities gave Winehouse’s family permission to lay her to rest, as there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

Assistant Deputy Coroner Suzanne Greenaway said, “I'm formally opening this inquest. I'm issuing interim certificates to allow Miss Winehouse's family to make arrangements for the funeral.”

Sharon Duff, Coroner’s Officer at St Pancras Coroner’s Court, told the hearing: "I bring before you the death of Amy Jade Winehouse, aged 27, born on the 14 September 1983 in London. She was a divorced lady living at Camden Square, NW1.”

Duff continued:

“She was certified dead at her home by a paramedic and a doctor on July 23. She was a singer/songwriter at the time of her death and was identified by her family here at St Pancras this morning. A section 20 post mortem has been carried out and histology and toxicology taken to determine the cause of death. The scene was investigated by police and determined non-suspicious."

The case has been adjourned until October 26.

Police say that Winehouse’s death is being treated as “unexplained” and added that there were no signs of drugs in the house. Sources told The Sun that Winehouse saw a doctor on Friday night, and the doctor saw nothing amiss.