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Janis, (L) mother of late British singer Amy Winehouse, leaves after a cremation ceremony for her daughter in north London, on July 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)

Amy Winehouse Celebrated By Family, Friends At Funeral Ceremony

by Wright Bryan
Jul 26, 2011

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Amy Winehouse's father, mother, brother and friends remembered the young singer Tuesday at an emotional funeral ceremony in north London's Edgwarebury Cemetery.

Several hundred people attended the Jewish service, where her father, Mitch Winehouse, ended his eulogy with these words: "Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much."

From the AP report on the funeral:

"According to the Press Association news agency, Mitch Winehouse said during the ceremony that his daughter was trying to overcome her addictions, having told him: 'Dad I've had enough, I can't stand the look on your and the family's faces anymore.'"

"He said he planned to set up a foundation in his daughter's name to help people struggling with addiction."

The 27-year-old Winehouse, who publicly struggled with addiction, was found dead in her London home on Saturday. The cause of her death has not yet been determined.

Winehouse's ex-husband was not present at the funeral, as explained by E! Online:

Not in attendance at today's funeral: Amy's inconsolable ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who is currently serving a 32-month sentence on burglary and weapon offenses. He requested a leave from jail, but was denied.

Winehouse's body was cremated after the cemetery ceremony, as reported by the BBC:

"The cremation in Golders Green followed a private service held at Edgwarebury Cemetery in Edgware earlier."

"Music producer Mark Ronson and TV star Kelly Osbourne were among the famous faces at the two services."

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