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LONDON (AP) - Amy Winehouse's family says it is seeking legal advice after the coroner who oversaw the late singer's inquest resigned because she did not have the required qualifications for the job.

In October, Suzanne Greenaway ruled that the soul singer had died from accidental alcohol poisoning.

Greenaway had been appointed an assistant deputy coroner in London by her husband, Coroner Andrew Reid. But she resigned in November after authorities learned she had not been a registered U.K. lawyer for five years as required. She had practiced law for a decade in her native Australia.

In a statement, the Winehouse family said it was "taking advice on the implications of this and will decide if any further discussion with the authorities is needed."

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

LONDON (AP) _ British officials say the coroner who oversaw the inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse has resigned after her qualifications were questioned.

In October, Suzanne Greenaway ruled that the soul singer had died from accidental alcohol poisoning.

Greenaway had been appointed an assistant deputy coroner in London by her husband, Coroner Andrew Reid. But she resigned in November after authorities learned she had not been a registered U.K. lawyer for five years as required. She had practiced law for a decade in her native Australia.

Reid said Wednesday he was "confident that all of the inquests handled were done so correctly" _ but offered to hold the inquests over again if the families of the deceased wanted it.

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