LONDON (BNO NEWS) — An autopsy conducted on singer Amy Winehouse on Monday afternoon failed to establish a formal cause of death, Scotland Yard said.
A brief statement from Scotland Yard on Monday afternoon said the autopsy, which took place at St. Pancras Mortuary in London, was inconclusive as “it did not establish a formal cause of death and we await the results of further toxicology tests.” The results of these tests are expected in 2 to 4 weeks.
Winehouse died on Saturday afternoon and was found deceased in bed by a security guard who had been appointed to look after her. “He called the emergency services straight away. He was very shocked. At this stage no one knows how she died. She died alone in bed,” Winehouse friend Chris Goodman told TMZ.com on Sunday.
In a statement released on Sunday, the family of Winehouse said her sudden death leaves a ‘gaping hole’ in their lives. “Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives,” the statement said. “We are coming together to remember her and would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time.”
As the autopsy on her body has now been performed, Winehouse will be buried at an undisclosed location during a private ceremony on Tuesday.
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.