Amy Winehouse’s death will remain a mystery for months

The cause of Amy Winehouse’s death will remain a mystery until October after an initial post mortem examination today proved inconclusive.

Officials performed an autopsy on the singer’s body and an inquest into the tragedy was formally opened, but the hearing was told experts are waiting on the results of toxicology and histology tests before they are able to assess what caused the tragedy.

The inquest heard Winehouse’s body has now been released to her family so they can hold her funeral as soon as possible, in line with Jewish tradition.

During the brief, two-minute session at St Pancras Coroner’s Court in north London on Monday afternoon, Winehouse’s full name was read out along with her address and occupation, which was given as “singer/songwriter”.

Assistant Deputy Coroner Suzanne Greenaway formally adjourned the inquest until 26 October.

Earlier in the day, Winehouse’s family had undergone the harrowing task of formally identifying her body.

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