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Family of Amy Winehouse "relieved" by coroner's report

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Amy Winehouse family statement

The family of Amy Winehouse says they are "relieved" to know what happened to their daughter after the coroner's report on her death was released.

Amy Winehouse family statement

Amy Winehouse's family was devastated by the talented singer's untimely death last summer, but say they are "relieved" to finally know what happened to her.

The family issued a statement after the coroner's report on Amy Winehouse's death was released earlier today:

"It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy. We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away, it is likely a build up of alcohol in her system over a number of days," they said.

"The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time. She had started drinking again that week after a period of abstinence."

"It underlines how important our work with the Amy Winehouse Foundation is to us, to help as many young people and children as we can in her name."

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"It means a lot to us and from the overwhelming messages of support we have had since Amy died, we know she meant a great deal to people all over the world. We want to thank everyone for that and for their continuing enthusiasm for the Foundation."

Amy Winehouse died at home in July. The coroner's report stated that she drank a huge amount of alcohol in the hours before she passed.

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