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Amy Winehouse Autopsy Deemed Inconclusive

Amy Winehouse onstage in London in 2007.

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London police said an autopsy failed to establish how Grammy-award winning singer Amy Winehouse died. Police will have to wait for further toxicology reports, which will be ready in two to four weeks.

The AP reports:

A coroner opened and adjourned an inquest into the unexplained death, leaving Winehouse's family free to plan her funeral. A private family service could be held as early as Tuesday.

Winehouse, who made a huge splash in the United States with her album Back to Black, was found dead in her home on Saturday. The Guardian reports that fans gathered outside her home in north London to drop off flowers and notes.

Winehouse's father, reports the Guardian, greeted mourners, today in London.

"This means so much to my family," he said. The Guardian adds:

Mitch Winehouse, who flew back from New York immediately after hearing the news of his daughter's death, told her fans: "I can't tell you what this means to us – it really is making this a lot easier for us. Amy was about one thing and that was love, her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends and to you guys as well. We're devastated and I'm speechless but thanks for coming."

He appeared also to address reporters, many of whom he has known for several years. "You've got to do what you've got to do. I know a lot of you, we've been together for five, six years, I know you've got a job to do. I'm glad you're all here anyway," he said.

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