No autopsy on Amy Winehouse before Monday morning

July 24th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by BNO News  

LONDON (BNO NEWS) — An autopsy to determine what killed singer Amy Winehouse will not be scheduled before Monday morning, Scotland Yard said on Sunday. The circumstances around her death remain unclear.

A police spokesperson confirmed on Sunday that it was called to Winehouse’s home in London at around 4.05 p.m. local time on Saturday following reports that a woman was found deceased. “On arrival, officers found the body of Amy Winehouse, 27,” police said.

Police said Winehouse’s death is being treated as unexplained at this early stage, and noted that no arrests have been made as of Sunday. “A date and time for the post-mortem (autopsy) will not be scheduled before Monday morning,” police said.

Also on Sunday, the family of Winehouse released a brief statement about the sudden death. “Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives. We are coming together to remember her and would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time,” the statement said.

Winehouse’s final show was in Belgrade in June where she was booed by fans after a disastrous performance. The Grammy-winning singer also appeared briefly on stage with her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield at the iTunes festival on Wednesday night.

Last month, after the Belgrade incident, Winehouse cancelled all scheduled performances after a series of erratic public appearances. The ‘Rehab’ singer had a long history of substance abuse throughout her career.

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