Family say farewell to 'angel' Winehouse

The family of Amy Winehouse gathered at a north London cemetery on Tuesday to bid farewell to their...

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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

more charming.

"although im

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

paradise xx"

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

be released.

Winehouse's spokesman

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.