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Amy Winehouse's Father Said Singer Suffered Drug-related Seizure

Sep. 12, 2011

Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London flat at the end of July, had a seizure related to her alcohol detoxification programme, her father, Mitch, was reported as saying Monday.

According to the Sun newspaper, Winehouse told a US talk show that traces of the prescription drug Librium, used to fight anxiety and withdrawal symptoms, were found in her body.

She had suffered a seizure and "there was nobody there to rescue her," Winehouse told the Anderson Cooper's show.

A toxicology report published last month said that "no illegal substances" were found in her body.

Winehouse, who had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, was found dead on July 23. An inquest into the case is set for October.

Source: Copyright 2011 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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