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It has been a week since the death of the young, talented, British singer, Amy Winehouse. Winehouse’s drug use was well known to the public, having been in and out of rehab multiple times. She was also constantly in the tabloids in the U.S. and in the UK for her addiction issues.
At this point in time, the cause of death is fuzzy, but Winehouse’s parents report that her abstinence from alcohol may have been what killed her. Despite her physician’s recommendations to gradually stop abusing alcohol, Winehouse attempted to quit cold turkey. Her body was so used to the constant alcohol abuse that it went into shock after nearly a month of sobriety.
However, famous “Celebrity Rehab” host, Dr. Drew, claims that this may be a bit of a stretch. He was quoted on KROQ Radio saying ,”It can kill you … but it kills you, it sort of … you go down in a ball of fire. You get really really sick and you cease and you become encephalopathic and confused and your heart becomes erratic and it’s not like you just drop dead like her parents are suggesting”.
Many tributes to Amy Winehouse have been lined up, including this recent tribute by longtime friend and musician Mark Ronson.