Amy Winehouse’s Family and Friends Join for Funeral
On Tuesday, an estimated 200 people went to the funeral of late singer Amy Winehouse at Edgwarebury Cemetery in northwest London. Some of the stars that attended include producer Mark Ronson, Kelly Osbourne and boyfriend Reg Traviss. Ronson, who worked with the singer on ‘Back To Black,’ looked inconsolable during the service; and Osbourne wore her hair in the singer’s trademark beehive.
One person who was too tied-up to attend the wedding was Blake Fielder-Civil, the signer’s ex-husband. He is currently serving 32 months in jail for burglary and possession of an imitation firearm.
The funeral service, which included prayers in English and Hebrew, was led by Rabbi Frank Hellner. A family spokesman says that Mitch, Winehouse’s father, read a eulogy, telling some great stories about how headstrong his daughter was as a child - some of which family and friends recognised and laughed along - and noting her musical accomplishments. He also stressed many times that the singer was more happy now than ever and paid tribute to her boyfriend and a lot of other people in her life. The eulogy ended with: “Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much.” The service concluded with the song ‘So Far Away’ by Carole King, which is said to have been her favourite.
According to Winehouse’s wishes, her body was taken to Golders Green Crematorium to be cremated after the service, and her family and friends gathered at a nearby synagogue. The singer’s ashes were placed beside her grandmother Cynthia’s, who passed away in 2006 from lung cancer. Cynthia was a jazz singer and had a big influence on Winehouse and her music.