Amy Winehouse Funeral Takes Place in London
Friends and family of Amy Winehouse gathered in North London today, as the singer was memorialized at the Edgwarebury Cemetery in North London, according to TMZ. The 27-year-old soul/jazz/pop singer passed away in London on Saturday, with the cause of death undetermined at press time.
Both Mark Ronson, the producer of her breakthrough 'Back to Black' album, along with her good friend Kelly Osbourne, were in attendance, with Osbourne paying tribute to her fallen friend by teasing her hair into a massive beehive, which we all know was Winehouse's signature style. What a sweet way for Osbourne to pay tribute to her pal.
Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, delivered the eulogy. According to a statement Amy's rep Chris Goodman made to the Daily Mail, Mitch "was funny, he told some great stories from her childhood." He continued, "It was a celebration. He stressed many times that she had been more content than he had been in years. Mitch paid tribute to a lot of people from Amy's life."
Funeral attendee Alfie Ezekiel said, "Mitch's last words to Amy in his eulogy were 'Goodnight my angel. Sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much.'" The service ended with Amy's favorite tune playing -- Carole King's dreamy, melancholy hit 'So Far Away.' Her body was scheduled to be cremated after the service.
TMZ also reported that Winehouse's ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, who reportedly introduced his ex-wife to some of the drugs that marred her life in recent years, was unable to attend the services. Fielder-Civil is currently serving 32 months in prison for burglary and possession of an imitation firearm and he was denied release to attend. Fielder-Civil, who was also incarcerated for much of his union with Winehouse, is reportedly inconsolable over the singer's death.
While an autopsy was conducted yesterday, reports were inconclusive as to the cause of death, so an inquest has been opened, the results of which will likely takes weeks to be revealed. Winehouse's PR rep said that she died in her bed, alone.
That said, R.I.P. Amy Winehouse. You will be missed.