Jewish funeral for Amy Winehouse

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2011
Amy Winehouse's family arrive at the funeral

Amy Winehouse's family arrive at the funeral

Amy Winehouse's funeral has been held in North London.

Friends and family of the 27-year-old singer attended a private funeral service at Edgwarebury Jewish cemetery on Tuesday lunchtime.

During the ceremony Ms Winehouse's father Mitch addressed those gathered and said: "Goodnight my angel, sleep tight."

The service was conducted by Rabbi Frank Hellner, emeritus rabbi at Finchley Progressive Synagogue.

So Far Away, a song by Carol King and one of the singer's favourites, was played after the service.

Marc Ronson, who described Ms Winehouse as "like a sister" to him, was among the attendees.

Kelly Osbourne was also present, wearing her hair in a beehive in tribute to the star's iconic look.

Fans and photographers surrounded the cemetery as well.

It is understood that the service was followed by a cremation at the Golders Green Crematorium in Hoop Lane. The family are also expected to sit shiva for at least two nights.

Last updated: 3:26pm, July 26 2011