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Officials: Amy Winehouse inquest coroner quits

- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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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