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As WENN reports, the initial autopsy was inconclusive, and the coroner will have to wait for the results toxicology and histology tests before determining the exact cause of death. After the brief postmortem examination, Assistant Deputy Coroner Suzanne Greenaway said the case would be adjourned until Oct. 26. Her body was then turned over to her family for burial, which will take place as soon as possible in accordance with Jewish customs.
This is the latest in a series of updates about the singer's tragic death at 27 years old. According to TMZ, the singer was found in her bed by a security guard who was hired to look after her. "She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted to sleep and when he went to wake her he found she wasn't breathing," Chris Goodman, a friend and publicist for Winehouse, told the site.
"He called the emergency services straight away. He was very shocked. At this stage no one knows how she died. She died alone in bed."
Winehouse was reportedly visited by a doctor on Friday night for a a routine checkup and was declared healthy, or as well as could be expected. She allegedly was strong enough to play the drums in her home loud enough for neighbors to complain.
Winehouse last spoke to her handlers at 10AM on Saturday, when she went to sleep. When she was found dead around 4PM, rigor mortis had already set in, so it is likely that she had been dead for hours. Police sources have revealed to the Daily Telegraph that no drugs were found in the house. An official from the coroner's office said that the death was not suspicious.
Meanwhile, Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis, have thanked fans for their support. Mourners have turned the singer's London home into a shrine, leaving flowers, memorabilia and tributes.
"I can't tell you what this means to us," Mitch Winehouse told the crowd. "It really is making this a lot easier for us. 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."
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