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Winehouse's dad says he thinks seizure killed her

Friday, September 09, 2011
Amy Winehouse performs at Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007. The three-day festival, headlined by Pearl Jam, includes 130 bands. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)

Amy Winehouse performs at Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007. The three-day festival, headlined by Pearl Jam, includes 130 bands. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey) (AP Photo)

Amy Winehouse's father says he thinks she died after suffering a seizure related to alcohol detoxification and "there was nobody there to rescue her."

The soul diva was found dead in her London home July 23. She had fought drug and alcohol problems for years.

Toxicology reports say there was alcohol in her bloodstream but it was unclear whether this contributed to her death.

The "Tears Dry on Their Own" singer was 27 years old.

Mitch Winehouse said Friday in a taping of Anderson Cooper's new syndicated talk show his daughter had been off drugs for two and a half years and was fighting alcohol problems, with occasional seizures.

He says her blood also contained traces of the prescription drug Librium, used to fight anxiety and withdrawal symptoms of alcoholism.

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