Tears and regrets at Amy Winehouse’s funeral
The funeral of music icon Amy Winehouse was held today in London. The private ceremony gathered the artist’s family and friends, who expressed their regrets on her going away too soon.
On Tuesday, in a private ceremony in London, the family and friends of singer Amy Winehouse came to pay tribute to the eccentric 27-year-old, who passed away on Saturday night. Among the celebrities that attended the ceremony was actress Kelly Osbourne, one of Winehouse’s best friends. When she found out about the sudden death of her friend, the daughter of legendary rocker Ozzie Osbourne tweeted “I cant even breath right now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy and will never forget the real you!” Osbourne was the one who convinced Amy to check into a rehab clinic in 2008. Now, she was mourning the loss of her friend at Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London.
The ceremony was followed by cremation and a gathering at the synagogue.
The autopsy reports failed to say what the cause of her death was. However, the toxicology tests have not yet arrived. The police says it will take two to four weeks for the results to come. Speculations say that she might have died of an overdose.
Soul-jazz diva Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in northern London. The Ambulance service had two cars in front of her home that night, but apparently it was too late. The police had surrounded the area with police tape to keep onlookers away.
On Monday, Amy’s mother and father came to her house to thank the fans for their good thoughts, flowers and cards placed in Amy’s memory. “Amy was about one thing and that was love”, Mitch Winehouse said. “Her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends and to you guys as well”, he told the fans.
Amy Winehouse is dead, so overdosing is kosher already?
One could only wonder what Amy Winehouse would think were she alive to witness the overwhelming outpouring of convivial love and ardent loss. Could one dare wonder herself admonishing herself for having taking her self exploits to the level she had? Could one imagine the bitter tears only all too late of how much this princess was so ardently loved and missed despite her persistent self loathing? But that is the irony of being and loving, and of being a celebrity who is always by virtue of their public persona held accountable to an identity that not even they can reckon with.