In a sad and bizarre twist, some of those closest to Amy Winehouse believe that her death may have been caused by the artist giving up alcohol.
Many of Amy's fans, friends, and family members were likely praying that the artist would become sober before her tragic death, but her father, manager, and boyfriend Reg Traviss believe that the complete opposite is the case. They seem to think that Amy was suffering from severe withdrawal after kicking her alcohol and drug habit. If this was the case, then she might have died from shock or a seizure.
Unfortunately, the cause of her death was not determined before her funeral, and some of her fans celebrated her life in a pretty dangerous way -- by binge drinking in the street in front of her home. If Amy Winehouse was sober when she died, such actions would prove to be an even more terrible tribute to the singer that desperately needed to rid herself of her dependence on drugs and alcohol.
It's always possible that Amy Winehouse did become sober, but didn't take the proper safety precautions to help her body to adjust to giving up addictive substances. In a recent interview a source related the thoughts of Amy's father on her sobriety: "He said doctors had told Amy to gradually reduce her intake of alcohol and to avoid bingeing at all costs. Amy told him she couldn't do that. It was all or nothing and she gave up completely. Mitch said the shock of giving up, after everything she had been through over a bad few years, was just too much for her to take."
So will this sad story become even sadder when it's revealed that Amy Winehouse had managed to become sober before she died? The results of toxicology tests haven't come back yet, but if they do come back clean, they'll definitely point to the possibility that Amy died from shock or a seizure.
So what do you think -- is it possible that Amy Winehouse met her tragic end by trying to clean up her act? Or do those close to her just want to believe that Amy was sober and didn't need their help at the time of her death? After all, if her life was still a mess when she died, her friends and family members might feel rather guilty for not doing more to help her get better.