Citing her past problems with substance abuse, the media and general public alike tried to throw Amy Winehouse and her memory under the bus upon learning of her death exactly a month ago from today.
But newly released preliminary toxicology results show that Amy Winehouse had ZERO illegal substances in her body when she died, proving them all W-R-O-N-G.
Reps for the Winehouse family released the following statement today:
“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 yet if it played a role in her death.
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 in October.”
In related news, it’s being reported that Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, recently returned donations made to a foundation in Amy’s honor after he said someone “stole” the charity’s domain name AmyWinehouseFoundation.com.
Over the weekend, Mitch explained via Twitter that because someone secured the foundation’s domain name before he could get to it, he is unable to set up a bank account under the name: “Amy Winehouse Foundation.”
“We all have to bombard the tabloids websites [sic] to put pressure on this d*ck head who stole our foundation name,” he said.
While little is known about the foundation, Mitch insists that he and the organization’s leaders “want to make a positive difference” with causes Amy cared about.
The charity had planned to disclose its official mission statement on September 14th, which would have been Winehouse’s 28th birthday, but due to the current set-backs, it’s not known whether or not that will be still be able to happen.
“Somebody else pinched [the domain] off of us before we could get it registered,” he said. “All these donations which are coming in — we don’t know what to do with them at the moment.”
Various reports hint that her posthumous charity foundation’s headquarters will be the singer’s North London home, where she was found dead on July 23rd of still undetermined causes.
Amy will be honored at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, set to air next Sunday (Aug 28).