Amy Winehouse Remembered at Memorial Service, Cremated Shortly Thereafter

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Music executives, former band member, close friends and family gathered Tuesday at a synagogue in Edgware, North London, to mourn Amy Winehouse.

The soulful singer with the beehive, velvety vocals and turbulent personal life took the music world by storm in 2006 with the acclaimed Back to Black.

Tragically, she was never able to overcome her demons and passed away just five years later at age 27. Police found Amy Winehouse dead Saturday.

RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse (1983-2011).

Her funeral was attended by about 150 people today, including close friend Kelly Osbourne, who wore her hair in Winehouse's signature beehive style.

Mark Ronson, who produced Back to Black, and boyfriend Reg Traviss were also on hand. Not on hand? Ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who's in jail.

No one was more visible this afternoon than her father.

"Goodnight my angel," said Mitch Winehouse, who fought for years to help Amy with addiction. "Sleep tight. Mommy and Daddy love you ever so much."

Sad as the occasion was, there were lighter moments.

Her father's eulogy was "funny," a spokesperson for Winehouse said. He was "telling stories about her childhood, everybody was laughing like a celebration, and like they all remembered the stories themselves."

The hour-long memorial service, meant to celebrate the Grammy winner's life, was partially in Hebrew because of Winehouse's Jewish heritage.

"It was emotional, it was happy and it was sad," her rep said. "It was everything really. It was very moving yet quite very humorous at times."

"It was a wonderful tribute to Amy."

When the memorial closed, mourners sang Caroline King's "So Far Away," one of Amy's favorites that she had performed as a duet with Mitch.

"Mitch encouraged everyone to sing and they did," the rep sang. "People sang."

Mourners then headed to the Golders Green crematorium, where the family is following custom by having the 27-year-old's body cremated.

"I think because her grandmother was cremated at the same place, so it was a family tradition to be cremated," the rep said afterward.

Shiva, a Jewish grief custom, starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and guests were seen holding postcard-sized invitations with a picture of Amy.

Winehouse's cause of death has still unclear. Her fights with substance abuse are well known, but it is not known if drugs were to blame.

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RIP - Beautiful talent. Have you seen the tributes at Cartoonstock?

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RIP-Beautiful talent. Have you seen the tributes on Cartoonstock?

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Sounded like the perfect service fellowship amonsts those who loved her Joy,sadness,laughter grief, much that defined Amy's life

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So I guess they used an ashtray instead of an urn? Having cremated two relatives, I doubt Amy's remains would have made up more than a cup or two of ashs. Best dump them quick before some of her friends try to snort them, there might be a little high left in there...

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nihara,
People have said extremly rude lies about me as well, people who have NEVER met me,didn't & NEVER WILL(Thank God). You are Just as PATHETIC. Amy has made so many people happy with her music talent. There's envy, But your 'PATHETIC'. May she Rest in Peace.

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Its a shame that such a gifted talented person such as amy whinehouse was unable to fight her personal demons.she left this world far too soon.we all lost such a talented person with a golden voice that will never be duplicated

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I think that she's a prostitute but anyway i feel sorry about her

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How terribly sad - I watch my daughter doing exactly the same as Amy hopefully this will wake her and others up - at least Amy's death would not have have been in vain
God Bless Amy - rest my girl.

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Rest In Peace Amy Winehouse.

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bye Amy..............sorry.........

Amy Winehouse Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Southgate, London, England
Full Name
Amy Jade Winehouse

Amy Winehouse Quotes

Gorgeous as f-ck. You seen him before?

Amy Winehouse [on how Blake Fielder-Civil is doing in jail]

I want at least five kids. I want twins. Blake is gonna be the most amazing dad.

Amy Winehouse
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