Amy Winehouse’s Funeral Held in London

Family, friends, celebrities and musicians gathered today in London to pay their final respects at the funeral of recently deceased soul singer Amy Winehouse.

Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home Saturday, not too long after her handlers canceled all her remaining gigs so she could focus on recovery. An autopsy was carried out yesterday, but no cause of death has yet been pinpointed for the singer and an inquest was adjourned until October 26th, pending the results of toxicology reports.

Winehouse’s father paid emotional tribute to his troubled daughter, capping off his eulogy to Amy with the words, “Goodnight my angel. Sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much.” Winehouse’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Reg Traviss commented:

“I have lost my darling who I loved very much.”

Before Amy’s funeral, her family stopped and spoke with mourners outside her London home. Her father Mitch was quoted as saying:

“You people in the street, I can’t tell you how much this means to us — it really is making this a lot easier for us… Amy was about one thing and that was love, her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends and to you guys as well.

“We’re devastated and I’m speechless but thanks for coming.”

Winehouse is expected to be cremated later today, with a service at a synagogue following her funeral.