Amy Winehouse’s family respond to toxicology report

Amy Winehouse's toxicology report showed no illegal drugs / PA

Mitch Winehouse has spoken about the official toxicology report, which revealed that Amy Winehouse has no illegal drugs in her system when she died on July 23.

Following weeks of speculation about the cause of death, Amy's parents Mitch and Janis were presented the findings by St Pancras coroner's office, which stated that some alcohol was found in her body.

Mitch told the Sun: "This doesn't make me feel the loss of my daughter any less, but we are pleased to be able to set the record straight to a certain extent.

"Reg has said that the person that she has been painted as in some quarters was just so far away from the Amy he knew.

"Some of the stories of her last few days were just not how they led their life together."

A spokesman for Amy's family said: "Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death.

"Results indicate that alcohol was present, but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death. The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations, and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest."

The cause of death will be announced at the inquest verdict on October 26.

It has also been revealed that Tony Bennett will lead the tribute to Amy at the MTV VMAs this Sunday.