Family say farewell to 'angel' Winehouse
The family of Amy Winehouse gathered at a north London cemetery on Tuesday to bid farewell to their...
The family of Amy
Winehouse gathered at a north London cemetery on Tuesday to bid
farewell to their "angel," three days after the troubled singer was
found dead at her home.
Some 100 mourners, including
Winehouse's producer Mark Ronson and Kelly Osbourne, attended the
traditional Jewish funeral that closed with her father Mitch saying:
"Good night my angel, sleep tight; Mummy and Daddy love you ever so
A family spokesman said
Carole King's "So Far Away" was played at the end of the service. King's
"You've Got a Friend" was the first song Amy and her father had sung
In a eulogy at the
private service, Mitch Winehouse said his 27-year-old daughter had been
happier in recent months than she had been for years, and was looking
forward to a future with her boyfriend of the past two years, film
director Reg Traviss, 35.
Earlier, Traviss had denied rumours the singer died in a drug-fuelled haze.
had been full of life and so upbeat recently, exercising every day and
doing yoga," he told the Sun newspaper. "This terrible thing that
happened is like an accident."
inquest opened on Monday and was adjourned until October, with police
describing the death as unexplained and an autopsy failing to determine
the cause of death. More medical tests are being carried out, with the
results expected next month.
to the "Back to Black" singer continued to pour in. Her talent was
eclipsed over recent years by her battles with drugs and alcohol, and
her last stage appearances had been derided as shambolic.
Adele wrote on her website: "i don't think she ever realised just how
brilliant she was and how important she is, but that just makes her even
incredibly sad about Amy passing im also reminded of how immensely proud
of her i am as well. and grateful to be inspired by her. Amy flies in
Winehouse was the most soulful vocalist Britain had ever seen, singer George Michael wrote on Twitter.
In an echo of the aftermath of Michael Jackson's death two years ago, sales of her records have boomed.
industry body the Official Charts Company said on Tuesday that her
music was expected to dominate the British charts by the end of the
She is on course to have
seven singles in the Top 40 and 14 in the Top 200, with the biggest
selling track currently Back To Black followed by "Rehab," "Tears Dry On
Their Own," "You Know I'm No Good" and "Valerie."
In the year following his death, Jackson sold more records in Britain than any other artist.
Daily Telegraph newspaper reported this week that material recorded
before Winehouse's death could be released as a posthumous album.
cited sources who said Winehouse had recorded "a lot of material" and
that her parents would have the final say on whether a new album was to
told Reuters there was no news about the release of a third album. "I
know there's material about, but no one's talked about it," he said.