December 17, 2012


Inquest Into Amy Winehouse's Death to Be Reheard

Samir Hussein
Samir Hussein

The AP is reporting that officials in London say the inquest into Amy Winehouse's death was overseen by a coroner who "lacked the proper qualifications," and will be reheard next month. Amy died suddenly in July 2011 and the initial inquest concluded that the singer succumbed to accidental alcohol poisoning. 

Suzanne Greenaway, the assistant deputy coroner who performed the inquiry into Winehouse's death, had been appointed to the position by her husband. She was resigned a month after the inquest when her qualifications were questioned. Her husband, Andrew Reid, is the coroner for inner north London, but he has also resigned.

No word as to who requested the new inquest; a spokesperson for the Winehouses said it was not Amy's family. The inquest will take place January 8.