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Winehouse Death Report Sent to Wrong Address

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Oops. It was in the mail, but it didn’t reach its intended recipient. Somehow, a report on the cause of death of late singer Amy Winehouse ended up in the wrong hands.

A file meant for Winehouse’s family believed to contain material outlining how Winehouse died last July 23 was brought in to a police station in north London. It had been mailed to a complete stranger after either a clerical error occurred as the package was being addressed, or the postal service delivered it to the wrong place. “Inquiries are now under way to establish the full circumstances of this matter,” said a Scotland Yard spokesman.

Now that the documents have been recovered they will be given to Winehouse’s family for their review prior to the inquest into the singer’s death next week. The inquest, originally scheduled for this week, is being delayed due to the mix-up.

Many are interested in knowing what Winehouse died from, given that toxicology reports released earlier this fall indicated that she did not have any illegal substances in her system at the time of her death.

Several tabloids are noting that it was lucky for all involved in this mix-up that the accidental recipient took the file right to the police, instead of trying to make money off of it.


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