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Winehouse drank herself to death watching YouTube

Matilda Battersby

Published 09/01/2013 | 05:00

AMY Winehouse was found dead just hours after telling her GP she didn't want to die and going home to watch videos of herself online, a second inquest into her death has heard.

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The coroner's verdict, confirming that Winehouse died from "alcohol toxicity", is identical to that of the first hearing, which had to be repeated after the deputy coroner on duty was found to be unqualified.

The inquest heard that Winehouse (27) had "two empty vodka bottles" beside her bed when she was found.

Her bodyguard said in a statement that she had been watching video clips of herself on YouTube, something he had never seen her do before, when he left her eating a takeaway he had ordered for her.

Winehouse's GP, Dr Christina Romete, gave evidence in a written statement that said she saw her patient the night before her death at which time "she specifically said she did not want to die". The doctor continued: "She was genuinely unwilling to follow the advice of doctors, being someone who wanted to do things her own way."

Winehouse had repeatedly refused psychiatric help fearing its effect on her creativity, Dr Romete said. Her statement also revealed Winehouse had been suffering from bulimia. (© Independent News Service)

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