Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kelly Osbourne

A private funeral for Amy Winehouse was held at Edgwarebury Cemetery in London on Tuesday, with family and friends in attendance including Kelly Osbourne, "Back to Black" producer Mark Ronson and recent boyfriend, filmmaker Reg Traviss.
Winehouse, 27, was found dead in bed at her north London home on Saturday.
The Jewish service was led by a rabbi and included prayers in English and Hebrew and reminiscences from Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father, who ended his eulogy with the words, "Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much."
Mitch Winehouse "told some great stories from childhood about how headstrong she was, and clearly the family and friends recognized the stories and laughed along," family spokesman Chris Goodman said. "He stressed so many times she was happier now than she had ever been and he spoke about her boyfriend and paid tribute to a lot of people in her life."
Mom Janis and brother Alex were also among several hundred mourners on hand, as were her band members. Some held black-and-white pictures of the singer, and Mitch urged everyone to sing along as the service ended with a rendition of Carole King's "So Far Away," one of his daughter's favorite songs .
"She has been full of life and so upbeat recently, exercising everyday and doing yoga," Traviss told Britain's Sun newspaper earlier. "This terrible thing that happened is like an accident."
"I have lost my darling who I loved very much," he said.
The service was followed by cremation at London's Golders Green Crematorium before the family prepared this evening to begin sitting shiva, a Jewish traditional period of mourning.