Despite what the public might have assumed, Amy Winehouse’s body was clean when she died. At least of illegal drugs.
Spokesman Chris Goodman released the following statement on Tuesday:
“Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death. Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as of yet if it played a role in her death.”
The statement continued: “The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest [into her death] in October."
I guess people are a little surprised just because Amy struggled so much with her addictions. Now her death remains even more of a mystery.
In the meantime, Amy’s family is busy trying to deal with companies cashing in on Amy’s death. Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, set up a charity on behalf of his daughter. Unfortunately, he had to return all the money people donated to it because someone has already registered the name “Amy Winehouse Foundation.”
Somebody else pinched it off us before we could we could get it registered," said Mitch. "All these donations which are coming in – we don't know what to do with them at the moment."
Mitch then announced that he would return each check, as he doesn’t have a bank account in the name of the foundation to which the checks are addressed. I’m no financial advisor, but shouldn’t that have been looked at beforehand?
The person who registered the name now apparently wants to sell it at an online auction.
"Our solicitors are all over this, but it takes time. Meanwhile we can't get on with the foundation," Mitch said.
But probably the most bizarre and blatant merchandising of her death is an online retailer that sells a bunch of unlicensed Winehouse gifts. One of them includes an “RIP Amy Winehouse” outfit…for dogs.
“Put your pooch in his own cool doggie RIP Amy Winehouse dog T-shirt from American Apparel," reads the description.
“He'll be the envy of all the pups in the park. Let him wear a doggie-cool design so he can express what he'd like to bark out loud."
Right, because I’m sure if animals could talk, they’d say, “Geez, that’s really sad about Amy Winehouse, huh? Oh by the way, can you take me off that ‘IAMS’ sh-t?”