Winehouse Post-mortem Takes Place

A post-mortem examination into the death of Amy Winehouse has taken place after her body was found on Saturday at her home in Camden, north London.

“Amy was about one thing and that was love. Her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends and to you guys as well,” said her father Mitch Winehouse.

The singer’s mother and brother also visited the site to see the flowers, cards and photos fans laid in tribute.

A representative for Winehouse said the funeral would not take place on Monday.

A family spokesman said earlier the funeral would be held as soon as possible, with coroners issuing interim death certificates allowing arrangements to be made.

Traditionally, Jewish funerals take place as quickly as possible following a death.

This Brit and Grammy award-winner had struggled with drink and drug addiction for many years and had recently spent time in rehab.

But police have declined to say whether her death was drug-related.

Police spokesman Supt Raj Kohli said: “It would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death.”

He added: “My sympathy extends not just to her immediate family but clearly to the thousands and millions of fans across the world.”

The singer, who topped the charts with her album Back To Black, was found dead by a member of her security team. The album re-entered the charts on Sunday almost five years after it was released.

Last month, Winehouse pulled out of a comeback tour after she was jeered during her first gig in Serbia, when she appeared to be too drunk to perform. But she had recently finished a course of alcohol rehabilitation in London and was under strict instructions not to drink.

Former head of Island Records, Mark Marot, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the singer’s record company had behaved responsibly.

Alan McGee, the man behind Creation Records, which launched bands like Oasis, Primal Scream and Super Furry Animals, said: “If someone takes too many drugs, it’s their problem.”

McGee, who had a well-documented drug problem himself in the 1990s, added: “Only you can get yourself clean, it’s all immaterial unless you get clean.”

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