Amy Winehouse


The inquest into the passing of Amy Winehouse will be reheard next month.

That's because Suzanne Greenaway, the coroner who declared the singer had suffered a "death by misadventure," an unintended consequence of accidental alcohol poisoning, failed to meet the standards required for coroner appointments. Greenaway resigned a month after making the ruling when it was revealed she did not have the experience to hold her position.

Greenaway had been appointed to the role in 2009 by her husband, Inner North London Coroner Dr. Andrew Scott Reid, even though she had only logged just two and a half of the necessary five years required by the Law Society.

Reid himself resigned earlier this month amid the controversy.

The new hearing is scheduled for Jan. 8.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Winehouse family told The Guardian, "The family was happy with the way the original inquest was conducted and did not request it to be reheard. This seems to be a matter of procedure and the verdict is not expected to change."

Winehouse was found dead in her London home on July 23, 2011. She was only 27.

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