New investigation into death of Amy Winehouse announced

The coroner who performed the autopsy is suspended

LONDON - There will be a new investigation into what caused the death of singer Amy Winehouse, government officials in Britain confirmed to CNN.

 

London's Camden Council says the coroner who performed the original investigation into Winehouse's death did not have proper credentials and has been suspended.

There had been speculation that the case would be reopened after the coroner who conducted the investigation resigned in February.

 

A new investigation into the death will begin on January 8, reports CNN's Richard Allen Greene from London.

Winehouse died in July 2011. She was 27 years old.