Amy Winehouse Laid to Rest in Private Funeral

Ceremony followed by cremation of soul singer's remains.

Posted: 07/26/2011 01:13 PM EDT

Soul singer Amy Winehouse's body was laid to rest today [July 26].

Just three short days after the 27-year-old Grammy-winning singer was found dead in her apartment, close friend Kelly Osbourne and producer Mark Ronson (responsible for helping Amy create many of her hit songs) joined Winehouse's family at the private traditional Jewish funeral at London's Edgwarebury Cemetery.

According to ABC News, ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, whom Winehouse was engaged in a volatile love affair with for many years was not present at the funeral as he's serving a 32-month jail sentence. However, Winehouse's current beau, Reg Traviss, reportedly told Britain's Sun newspaper "I lost my darling, who I loved very much."

Winehouse was cremated after the ceremony.

As previously reported, the British singer was pronounced dead at her London home on Saturday, July 23. Winehouse recently left a British rehabilitation program to prepare for a European concert in June 2011, but the tour was cut short in Belgrade when she reportedly staggered around the stage and stumbled through songs.

In light of her struggles with drugs many assumed that she died of an overdose but her preliminary autopsy report results were inconclusive and there were no drugs or drug paraphernalia found in the soul singer's apartment where she was found dead in her bed by a bodyguard. Additional toxicology reports were ordered, the results of which are expected to be back in two to four weeks.

According to Winehouse representative Chris Goodman, the bodyguard hired to watch Winehouse was the only person to be with the star in her final hours.

 

"She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted to sleep, and when we went to wake her, he found she wasn't breathing," Goodman told the Sun. "He called the emergency services straight away. He was very shocked. At this stage no one knows how she died. She died alone in bed."

The day before she died Winehouse had a routine checkup with her doctor that yielded normal results and was noted to be in good spirits and playing the drums late into the night. Amy even saw her parents that evening who didn't suspect anything was awry.

(Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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