Posted on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:40 AM PDT
An autopsy conducted on Amy Winehouse's body in London Monday morning revealed that the singer may have "died a violent or unnatural death."
The coroner has labeled the case a Section 20 postmortem, which means "there is reasonable cause to suspect that a person has died a violent or unnatural death or in any other way which would require an inquest."
At the scene of Winehouse's death, police determined it "non-suspicious," but the coroner's findings indicate that a more lengthy investigation will now begin.
Toxicology was done but results are not yet available.
The singer's body was identified by her parents early Monday morning and will be released to her family soon so that they can prepare a memorial service. Winehouse's family released a statement saying they have "been left bereft" by her death (see video below).
A shrine from fans can be seen at her London home -- candles, photographs, flowers and more adorn the street.
Winehouse, who had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, was found dead "alone in her bed" by one of her security staff, according to her rep, on Saturday morning. She was 27.
The entertainment industry has commented heavily on her death, especially via Twitter. Winehouse's friend Russell Brand, a former addict, wrote about the loss, demanding that addiction be taken more seriously.
Read more of the latest on Amy's death after the jump, including why Microsoft is getting backlash over it ...
Winehoue's frequent collaborator, producer Mark Ronson, Tweeted, "She was my musical soulmate and like a sister to me." And her good friend Kelly Osbourne Tweeted, "I can't even breath right my now. I'm crying so hard. I just lost one of my best friends."
Dozens of other celebrities have commented on her death via Twitter, expressing their sadness. However, one Twitter account is getting backlash for remembering Amy -- Microsoft.
The company's UK Twitter account posted Sunday, "Remember Amy Winehouse by downloading the ground-breaking 'Back to Black' ... ," sparking backlash that it was trying to capitalize on the singer's sudden death.
Incidentally, Winehouse's albums have shot to the top of charts. The Grammy-winning singer was in the process of recording a new album at the time of her death.
The Internet has also come alive with talk of Winehouse being the latest member of the "27 club," a group of musicians who died at 27 after dealing with drug and alcohol abuse. The "club" includes Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin.
And, sadly, many outlets have pointed out that Winehouse's own mother has commented many times over the years that she would not be surprised if Amy died young. The singer, most famous for her 2008 song "Rehab," had struggled with addiction for years, abusing alcohol and drugs including heroin.
Winehouse was also heavily documented in the press for her tumultuous relationship with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, a fellow addict.
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