July 26, 2011 7:37
Amy Winehouse's funeral to take place today
The singer will be laid to rest in a private Jewish ceremony today (July 26)
A spokesperson for the star's family said the small, private event will be attended by family and close friends. A post-mortem took place yesterday – however, no cause of death was revealed. The inquest into the death of the 27-year-old, who was found dead in her bed in Camden on Saturday (July 23), has now been adjourned until October 26 while results of toxicology tests are awaited.
Expected to be held in a London synagogue, Winehouse’s funeral is taking place as soon as possible after her death, in line with Jewish tradition. The location and time of the service has not been revealed.
Sharon Osbourne revealed on US chat show The Talk that Winehouse’s friends and family were gathering at the family home for the seven-day shiva – the Jewish mourning period.
“She's with Amy's mum, they're doing shiva at the house,” she said of her daughter Kelly, pictured right, with Amy Winehouse. “She's there with all the girls that used to hang out [with Winehouse]."
Osbourne also spoke about her memories of the singer, calling her a "sweetheart of a girl… When we first met her she drank a lot, but we thought, you know, she's young, she's enjoying her life, she's finding her path, she'll get over that. But then it was the drugs. I never saw that side of her."
NME.COM users have also been leaving their tributes on NME's Facebook page, Facebook.com/nmemagazine.
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