1. jtramon says


    That’s a very carefully worded release. One can be prescribed drugs like vicodin etc, which are not “illegal”, but, in high doses or combined with alcohol can be lethal.

  2. Christian says

    I can’t remember where I read this, but I heard she was told by her doctor to gradually ease herself off drugs and alcohol. She refused and died of a seizure as a result.

  3. KevInPDX says

    Yup, cold turkey sobriety by a seasoned alcoholic can lead to seizures. That’s why detox under medical supoervision is strongly advised.

  4. Scot says

    I’m ashamed to admit this but, honestly, I never liked her. I was ruefully judgemental about her because she seemed like such a loser. Another drug addicted singer who resisted her loved one’s care and trashed her own life.
    Right before she died, the Biography Channel told her story and I was blown away. What an amazing talent. There’s so much pain and angst in that voice and her songs are so soulful they cut like a razor.
    I’ve been a major R&B fan most of my life and never knew this little English girl was re-inventing R&B/Soul.
    I’ve since downloaded everything by her I can get my hands on.
    This comment, here, is sort of my public apology for being so stupid as to judge a book by it’s cover. What a fool…

  5. Chadd says

    My Aunt got throat cancer 5 years after she quit smoking. You can only abuse your body so much before it gives out and even if she was off drugs, the damage was done.