“Abstinence gave her body such a fright they thought it was eventually the cause of her death," The Sun quoted a close source of the singer's family as saying.
The source also said that Mitch hinted during his last tribute to his daughter that her decision to quit drinking completely was the reason for her death. “He said doctors had told Amy to gradually reduce her intake of alcohol and to avoid bingeing at all costs. Amy told him she couldn't do that. It was all or nothing and she gave up completely. Mitch said the shock of giving up, after everything she had been through over a bad few years, was just too much for her to take," said the source.
Doctor Carol Cooper also endorsed Mitch's claim. “The heaviest drinkers have a particularly severe form of alcohol withdrawal called delirium tremens, or Dts. They may fall into a stupor and sleep it off, or lapse into a coma - or have dangerous seizures," said the Sun doctor.
Amy Winehouse, aged 27, died at her London home on July 23. Police has not found the cause of her death. Her mortal remains were laid to rest at a funeral service held on July 26.