Did Amy Winehouse Die From Alcohol Withdrawal?

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Amy Winehouse's past with drugs was well documented, but despite reports that drugs were to blame for her death, her family feels otherwise.

Instead, they believe a sudden abstinence from alcohol might have been what led to her untimely passing last Saturday at age 27, sources say.

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Winehouse ignored doctors' advice to cut back gradually from her heavy drinking and went cold turkey in the past month, Britain's Sun reports.

Her official cause of death is still inconclusive, but her family believes that this decision simply caused too much of a shock to her fragile system.

"Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death," says a source of Amy's effort to quit drinking.

Her father, Mitch Winehouse, said in a eulogy at his daughter's funeral that he believed it was the opposite of a bender that took his daughter.

"He said doctors had told Amy to gradually reduce her intake of alcohol and to avoid binging at all costs. Amy told him she couldn't do that."

"It was all or nothing and she gave up completely," says the source.

"Mitch said the shock of giving all that up, after everything she had been through over a bad few years, was just too much for her to take."

Blake Fielder-Civil claims he could have saved her. Ironically, if the cause of her demise really was withdrawal, the junkie might be correct.

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RIP amy
your'll never be forgotten

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RIP Amy
she could of done so much more with her life
the world has lost a truly talented singer
and why do so many people blame Blake !!

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hahaha stupid :P for all people which 'r dead by to much alcohol even try to stopped and wanted to stared a new life well i lost some one also at a young age but not by drugs or alcohol a car hit him to dead...i can say he didnt choose to die but using drugs and drank too much alcohol...one day that person surly die its the work of the nature u cant even stop it chao

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hahaha stupid :P for all people which 'r dead by to much alcohol
even try to stopped and wanted to stared a new life
well i lost some one also at a young age but not by drugs or alcohol
a car hit him to dead...i can say he didnt choose to die
but using drugs and drank too much alcohol...one day that person surly die
its the work of the nature
u cant even stop it
chao

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Lemar you moron, dood is spelt dude. I didn`t know her parents were split, no wonder she was an alchoholic, my mom left us when I was young and i`m sure i`m one too.

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sheeeeeeeesh let the girl rip.... i cant stand when random ppl she didnt even give to bleeeeps about put in there 2 cents the girl is dead why does it matter how she died??????its no1's buisness

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Sorry lemar, amy got got!! Not by timmy, but by drugs!

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Dood we are all gonna die! Drink, drugs , or sober... Stop judging and just live ur life!! God had a plan before we were born.... Duhhhhhhhhhh! Rip Amy

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@karina, your in denial homeskillet!! She was a drug user!!! Get over it!!! She died of drugs. and she.only made maybe 2 songs maybe 3 tops!! Those songs were average. And all you people who think she died of withdawal, you got to be the dumbest people alive. The truth shall set u free! @ Mel, mom sounds so much better then mum!! That's how we say it in the westside!!!!

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I think Amy Winehouse is Becoming More and more famous So the people who jealous of her killed her by planning ... i am not Saying its true But i think