“Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much”
Amy Winehouse’s parents have held a private funeral for their “angel”, who died on Sunday at her home in Camden, aged 27.
Her father, Mitch Winehouse, held a forty minute eulogy in which he talked about his daughters talent and her childhood. He ended it saying, “Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much”.
Friends and family flew in from all over the world to mourn her untimely death
The service was held at Edgwarebury cemetery in North London. Hundreds of the singers close friends and family flew from around the world to mourn her untimely death, including close friend Kelly Osbourne and producer of Winehouse’s hugely successful Back to Black album, Mark Ronson.
After the service, Winehouse’s body was taken to Golders Green crematorium, the same place where her grandmother was cremated. The family then headed to Schindler Hall in Southgate to begin the traditional period of mourning in the Jewish faith, a shiva.
She died happy
Winehouse’s father stated that the singer was battling with her drinking, but had “conquered her drug dependency”.
“Amy was the greatest daughter, family member and friend you could ever have. Recently Amy found love with Reg. He helped her with her problems and Am was looking forward to their future together. She was the happiest she has been for years. We all remember that great night at the 100 club on Oxford Street, her voice was good, her wit and timing were perfect”.
The security guard who raised the alarm of her death added that “knowing she wasn’t depressed, knowing she passed away, knowing she passed away happy, it makes us all feel better”.
Mitch Winehouse was the only family member to speak during the service. The first service included prayers in both Hebrew and English, and was brought to completion with a rendition of Winehouse’s favourite song, Carole King’s So Far Away.