Blake Fielder-Civil will be forced to miss Amy Winehouse's funeral

Singer's ex-husband not granted compassionate leave from jail for her burial

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Blake Fielder-Civil, ex-husband of Amy Winehouse, will not be allowed to attend her funeral today (July 26).

Fielder-Civil, who split from Winehouse in 2009, is currently serving a 32-month prison sentence in Armley near Leeds after being convicted of burglary and firearm offences, and has been told by prison staff that he will not be given compassionate leave to attend the singer's funeral.

According to The Sun, the singer's father Mitch Winehouse has privately made it clear he did not want Fielder-Civil to attend the service.

A source told the paper:
Mitch thinks it would be a complete insult for him to be there and if he really loved Amy, he wouldn't cause any more heartache by showing up. There is no way back for him with Blake. He absolutely hates his guts. He will always believe Blake is responsible for getting Amy hooked on Class A drugs which marked the beginning of her self destruction.

Amy Winehouse's funeral is expected to happen in a London synagogue later today. The service is taking place as soon as possible after her death, in line with Jewish tradition. The location and time of the service have not been revealed.

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