UPDATE (Friday, July 29, 2011, 11:52am) – Winehouse’s family believes alcohol withdrawal may have caused her death, according to People. She reportedly ignored doctors’ advice to gradually cut down her alcohol intake and, over the last three weeks her life, stopped drinking entirely. An unnamed friend told British tabloid, the Sun, the family believes this decision may have ultimately induced a seizure – “Abstinence gave her body such a fright they thought it was eventually the cause of her death.”
Over the weekend, at approximately 4pm on Saturday, singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her north London home. It is believed that an overdose may have caused her death. She’s battled drug addiction, including admitted heroin use, for years, having most recently checked back into rehabilitation in May.