Alcohol caused the death of Amy Winehouse according to experts

Amy Winehouse‘s cause of death was a result of the same factors that kill anyone who overindulges: she, literally, drank herself to death.

It was revealed Wednesday (October 26) that Winehouse had more than five times the legal driving limit of alcohol in her body at the time of her July 23 death, which coroner Suzanne Greenway said unintentionally led to “such potentially fatal levels” that it caused the “Rehab” singer’s demise.

Dr. Sam Zakhari, director of the Division of Metabolism and Health Effects at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, said what apparently befell Winehouse is not unlike what happens on college campuses every weekend.

“This is not the first time we’re hearing about someone dying from an overdose of alcohol,” said Zakhari, who did not treat Winehouse and has no firsthand knowledge of her case, but who was speaking to MTV News as an expert on the public facts of the case. “You hear it quite frequently here in the U.S. about college students who drink themselves to death.”