Friends and family gathered in London on Tuesday morning (July 26) to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at a private funeral at the Edgwarebury Cemetery. Winehouse, who died at age 27 of yet-undetermined causes, was found unresponsive in her Camden apartment on Saturday by a bodyguard.
According to The Associated Press, friends such as Kelly Osbourne and Back to Black producer Mark Ronson were in attendance at the funeral, which was expected to be followed by cremation and a family gathering at a local synagogue. Osbourne, one of Winehouse’s close friends, wore her hair in a tall beehive as an homage to her pal’s signature look.
Winehouse’s autopsy results were inconclusive, and police said results of toxicology test will take two to four weeks; an inquest has been opened into her death and was adjourned until October 26. Sky News reported that Winehouse’s ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil , was not in attendance at the funeral after officials refused a compassionate leave from jail, where he is serving a 32-month prison sentence after his conviction on burglary and firearms offenses.
Tributes to Winehouse continued to pour in from friends and admirers. U2, who recently paid homage to late Bruce Springsteen sideman Clarence Clemons during shows on their massive 360 Tour, tipped their hats to Winehouse on Saturday during a show at Minneapolis’ TCF Stadium, performing their 2001 single “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” according to NME.
Singer George Michael also had kind words for the troubled “Rehab” star, calling her the “most soulful vocalist this country has ever seen,” joining a list of peers that includes Adele , Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson who’ve posted kind words about Winehouse .