LONDON (AP) – A British coroner will hear about the final hours of Amy Winehouse’s life at an inquest into the soul diva’s death.
The singer, who had fought drug and alcohol problems for years, was found dead in bed at her London home on July 23 at age 27.
An initial autopsy proved inconclusive, although it found no traces of illegal drugs in her system.
The singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, told mourners at her funeral that Winehouse had conquered her drug addiction and was “trying hard to deal with her drinking” at the time of her death.
In Britain, inquests are held to establish the facts whenever someone dies violently or in unexplained circumstances.
Winehouse’s inquest will open Wednesday at London’s St. Pancras Coroners Court.
Police Admit Mix-Up With Winehouse Inquest Info
British police say there has been a slight mix-up ahead of an inquest into the death of soul diva Amy Winehouse.
Scotland Yard said Tuesday that “material relating to a forthcoming inquest” into Winehouse’s death was delivered to an incorrect address.
The force declined to elaborate on the nature of the material but said it has been recovered. Inquiries are ongoing into how it ended up in the wrong place.
Police said the mix-up will not delay the reopening Wednesday of the inquest into Winehouse’s death.