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Amy Winehouse performing in Berlin in 2007

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Amy Winehouse‘s family has released the results of the late singer‘s toxicology tests, which reveal that no illegal drugs were present in the singer’s system at the time of her death, the AP reports.

The final tests showed that alcohol was present, but how it affected Winehouse has yet to be determined. Chris Goodman, a Winehouse family spokesman, released a statement today saying, “Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death.”

It was previously suspected that Winehouse died of alcohol withdrawal while others have reported that she had taken hard drugs the night before her death. The new report does not detail why the singer died. Her family is awaiting the full investigation, which is set to begin in October.

 

Details surrounding the death of Amy Winehouse have begun to emerge today, and it has been claimed she purchased a combination of drugs that included cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine late on Friday evening in Camden.Amy Winehouse

Winehouse was found dead at her house on Saturday afternoon, and as yet police have still not been able to confirm the exact cause of death.

However, a source has reported to The People that Winehouse was seen buying a mixture of drugs in the hours before her death. Other reports have said that she was drinking heavily prior to her death.

According to the Sunday Mirror in Britain a “friend” of Winehouse has said she believes she died from a “bad” ecstasy pill that was mixed with a large amount of alcohol.

The friend said, “It was an ecstasy overdose. She could do cocaine until the cows come home. But this was obviously a dodgy pill.”

A post-mortem is scheduled for Sunday to determine the exact cause of death.

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After news broke of her death, hundreds of fans and friends rushed outside her home to see if the news was true, and a memorial has been established with well-wishers leaving flowers and messages outside her home.

Winehouse’s management company, Metropolis Music, released a statement Sunday saying: “We are trying to come to terms with the death of a dear friend and colleague, the most amazing artist and talent.

“We will always remember Amy as a vibrant, funny, caring young woman who made everyone around her feel welcome. We have lost a very special person, part of our family.”

Winehouse’s mother Janis has told of her concern for her daughter when they met just 24 hours prior to her death. Janis said, “She seemed out of it. But her passing so suddenly still hasn’t hit me.”

The heartbroken mother described the final time she saw her daughter alive; Amy told her mother “I love you, Mum.”

Janis said, “They are the words I will always treasure and always remember Amy by.”

Winehouse’s father had just arrived in New York on a jazz tour when the news of his daughter’s death was reported to him. He said, “I’m coming home. I have to be with Amy. I can’t crack up for her sake. My family need me.”

A police spokesperson said in a press conference has confirmed that as yet no cause of death had yet been confirmed: “I am aware of reports of a suspected drugs overdose, but I would like to re-emphasize that no post-mortem has yet taken place and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death.

“The death of any person is a sad time of friends and family especially for someone known nationally and internationally like Amy Winehouse. My sympathy extends not only to her family but also to her millions of fans across the world.”

Winehouse’s U.S. record label released a statement saying: “We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist and performer. Our prayers go out to Amy’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.”

 

Drake has canceled a concert set for Saturday night (July 16) in Orlando Fla. due to a death in his family.

A rep for the 24-year-old rapper has issued the following statement: “We regret to announce that Drake will not be able to take the stage at Universal Orlando Resort due to a death in the family. He hopes that his fans understand the situation he finds himself  in and know that he fully intends to return to the area in the future. He thanks Universal Orlando Resort and his fans for their continued support.”

Universal Orlando has also posted an announcement on their official Facebook page, adding that, “There will be no substitute performance due to the last-minute nature of this development.”

Drake, whose sophomore album “Take Care” is set for an Oct. 24 release, will take stage with Rick Ross and the Weeknd at his OVO Festival in Toronto on July 31.

 

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A Chicago man was arrested early Monday after allegedly stealing a baby and throwing the abducted child at a police trying to apprehend him.

Police were called to the 1500 block of South Pulaski Road for a domestic disturbance about 12:30 a.m., the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

When two officers arrived, a man accused of kidnapping was seen walking down the middle of the street near the home, according to the Sun-Times. When the officers approached him, he allegedly turned toward them and threw the baby. Fortunately, the office was able to catch the child “before the baby hit the concrete,” police told the Chicago Tribune.

After the baby was handed off to its mother, the suspect allegedly began attacking the responding officers. Both officers sustained minor injuries during the incident and were treated and released from an area hospital, the Tribune reports. Neither the mother nor her child were injured. As for the kidnapping suspect, he is currently in police custody and charges are pending.

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The funeral of the recently deceased singer Amy Winehouse will be held today. The 27-year-old singer was found dead last Saturday at her north London home.

Family and friends of Winehouse have started to arrive at the Edgwarebury Cemetery in Edgware, north London, where the road is lined with photographers and fans.

One of Winehouse’s best friends, a tearful Kelly Osborne, is said to be in attendance sporting the signature “Beehive” hairstyle that Amy Winehouse was famous for.

The funeral has been organized as a private affair, with only family and close friends being asked to attend.

Celebrities unable to join the funeral have taken to twitter to pay tribute to the soul singer whose death has shocked the music world.

Britain’s George Michael tweeted, calling the late star “the most soulful vocalist this country has ever seen.”

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Singer Adele posted a statement on her website saying that Winehouse “paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about British music again.

Winehouse’s God-daughter, Dionne Bromfield also paid her respects to the star on Twitter saying, “I feel like a part of my soul has departed with the beautiful songbird Amy… Please say a prayer…She loved everyone.”

Bromfield was signed to Winehouse’s record label and the two appeared together on stage last week at the Roundhouse in Camden.

An autopsy on Amy Winehouse’s body was carried out yesterday, but the cause of death has still not been clarified, and a number of weeks may now pass before a detailed conclusive report can be made.

Winehouse’s home in north London, the scene of her death, has been searched by police who say they have found nothing suspicious, and have also said they have not found any drug paraphernalia.

Winehouse had a reputation for heavy drug use and many in the media believed this could have been the cause of death.

Toxicology tests have been taken and it will now be up to four weeks for the results to be returned, which will help determine whether drug use led to the singer’s death.

Sources close to the Winehouse told Perez Hilton.com that Winehouse had given up heavy drug use but was still drinking a lot. They also said Winehouse suffered from seizures.

Some have rumored that her drinking may have brought on a massive seizure killing the singer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Ellen Vajda, right, comforts Sam Mazzola outside Mazzola's exotic animal sanctuary in Columbia Station, Ohio

CLEVELAND — An exotic-animal owner who made headlines last summer when one of his bears mauled a woman to death has died after apparently choking on a sex toy, authorities said.

Sam Mazzola, 49, was found dead in his Columbia Station home on Sunday, face down on a water bed. He was bound to the bed with handcuffs, chains and padlocks, Lorain County Chief Deputy Coroner Dr. Frank Miller told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Mazzola had a sex toy in his throat, which apparently obstructed his breathing, Miller said. He was also wearing a leather mask with the eyes and mouth zipped shut and a two-piece metal sphere covering his head, the coroner told The Morning Journal.

“He had done this by request according to the story we were given,” Miller told The Morning Journal. “There was an assistant, but that is under investigation.”

It appeared Mazzola died from an “accident during sexual role play,” Miller told the Plain Dealer.

An autopsy determined the preliminary cause of death was asphyxia due to airway obstruction by foreign body. Suicide and homicide have been ruled out. “The manner of death is pending further investigation and will be released when the case is finalized,” the coroner’s office said in a press release.

Sheriff’s detective Mike Lopez told The Morning Journal that a teenage co-worker found Mazzola’s body.

 

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