Amy Winehouse detoxed herself to death?

Anderson Cooper and Amy Winehouse's family

Despite the fact that it’s been something like two months since Amy Winehouse‘s untimely death, no one is still really sure as to the cause of her unfortunate demise, although part of me is just going to assume it was some combination of drugs and alcohol. Anyway, Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse is more or less validating my theory, because he told Anderson Cooper on his new daytime talk show that Amy actually died from a seizure she suffered from taking too much anti-alcoholism medication. Yeah, that’s what the drugs she took did. Via Spinner:

Taping the debut episode — set to air Monday, Sept. 12 — of Anderson Cooper’s new talk show, Mitch Winehouse revealed that Librium had been found in his daughter’s bloodstream, as well as traces of alcohol. Mitch believes his superstar daughter, who died on July 23 at the age of 27, suffered a seizure brought on by alcohol detox, and that “there was nobody there to rescue her,” according to the AP. “Everything Amy did, she did to excess,” Mitch said. “She drank to excess and did detox to excess.”

Look, I know that when someone you love dies your first instinct is to protect them and every decision they made, and sometimes that teeters into irrational territory like going into denial over their cause of death. That being said Mitch, you’re not doing your daughter any favors by pretending that she was sobering up when she died. If she were sober, chances are she’d still be alive now, but unfortunately it’s a little too late. Instead of pretending that your daughter was totally on the straight and narrow, maybe put your efforts into something even the most gullible of us can actually believe.

Anderson Cooper and Amy Winehouse's family

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