Legal Issues Force Reopening: Amy Winehouse's death on July 23, 2011 was ruled a "death by misadventure," but now that case is being reopened after the credentials of the coroner who made the ruling are being thrown into question.
Suzanne Greenaway recently lost her post as assistant deputy coroner (she had been appointed by her husband, London Coroner Andrew Reid)
after it was revealed she had not been a registered lawyer in the U.K. for the required five years.
There seems little to question, however, about Greenaway's ruling.
A pathologist who investigated Winehouse's death reported that the Grammy Award-winning singer's blood-alcohol level at the time of her death was 416 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood. The level considered lethal is 350 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood.