(francais suit) Winehouse: British police say no post-mortem until Monday

24th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

The cause of death of troubled British singer Amy Winehouse will remain uncertain until at least Monday when a post-mortem examination will be scheduled, police said on Sunday.

Winehouse, whose sultry musical talents were overshadowed by her problems with drink and drugs, was found dead at her flat in London's trendy Camden district on Saturday. She was 27 years old.

"Death of Amy Winehouse -- a date and time for the post-mortem will not be scheduled before Monday morning," London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Sunday.

Reports have suggested she died of an overdose but police have said it would be inappropriate to speculate.

"Enquiries continue into the circumstances of her death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained and there have been no arrests in connection with the incident," Superintendent Raj Kohli told reporters at the cordon around her flat late Saturday as fans gathered to pay tribute to the diva.

"I am aware of reports suggesting this death is the result of a suspected drugs overdose, but I would like to re-emphasise that no post-mortem examination has yet taken place and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death."

Winehouse rocketed to fame after winning five Grammy awards off the back of her 2006 second album "Back to Black" and the hit single "Rehab".

But she struggled with her addictions, most recently cancelling a 12-date European comeback tour following a disastrous, apparently drunken opening performance in Serbia on June 18.

She had only recently spent a week at an addiction treatment clinic in London.

© 2011 AFP

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