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Amy Winehouse death investigation will be heard again

By Daniel S Levine,

The inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse will be heard again after the coroner resigned amid questions about her qualifications.

In October 2011, Suzanne Greenaway ruled that Winehouse died in July 2011 due to accidental alcohol poisoning. She resigned just a month later, after it was discovered that her husband, Andrew Reid, had named her to the position and that she had not been a registered lawyer in the UK for the required five years. Reid also stepped down in December 2011.

This was not made public until February when it was revealed that another inquiry into Winehouse’s death may be possible.

Now, the inquiry will be re-heard on Jan. 8 at St. Pancras Coroner's Court said the Camden Council, reports The BBC.

Greenway performed 11 other inquests while she was the coroner in Camden, where Winehouse was found dead. It is not known if those other cases will be re-heard, unless the families request it.

According to The Associated Press, a spokesman for Winehouse’s family said that they did not request the new hearing.

Winehouse died on July 23, 2011. She is best remembered for her Grammy-winning album Back To Black.

 
 

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