I am at a loss for words as Amy Winehouse had her funeral service today and is will be cremated before being buried.
According to People.com and others, Amy's father Mitch provided a somber and humorous eulogy for Amy. Producer Mark Ronson, who called Amy his musical soulmate, and produced her 2006 album "Back To Black" attended along with Kelly Osbourne. Her boyfriend of the past two years, Reg Traviss was in attendance. Not in attendance was her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil who is serving time in prison and was not granted permission to attend. Amy's father made it known that Blake was not welcome at the funeral.
The Carole King classic "So Far Away" was played at the Jewish funeral and all were asked to join in and sing. Amy is to be cremated after the service.
Music lost a woman who will now live in infamy and it could be some time til we hear a voice as powerful as Amy's. Mitch Winehouse however, lost a daughter. Imagine you having to bury your child. No matter the issues she had. No matter the people who say they all saw this coming. Burying your child or loved one is one of the hardest things I could ever imagine doing.
Mitch Winehouse had this to say at the end of the funeral;
Here are celebrities responding through Twitter regarding the loss of Amy Winehouse;
JoJo "All I can ever be to you is the darkness that we knew, and this regret I've got accustomed to."- Amy Winehouse, Tears Dry on Their Own
Ledisi The world lost a GREAT talent today. She was an amazing vocalist and her honesty in music....just refreshing
Rahsaan Patterson I got to meet Amy once at a festival SRBC performed at. It was heartbreaking, frightening and intriguing all at once
Kelly Osbourne i cant even breath right my now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!
Busy Phillips Amy Winehouse, I'm sad that you couldn't ever find peace & beat your addiction & that we won't get any of the songs you would've written...
Kelly Clarkson I heard the news about Amy Winehouse. I'm incredibly sad. I didn't know her but I met her a few times
Josh Groben Drugs took her gift, her soul, her light, long before they took her life. RIP Amy
Kevin Hart I just heard that "Amy Winehouse" Died life is to short people, please don't take it for granted! My prayers go out 2 her friends & Family
Janelle Monae heart is heavy. My heart goes out 2 Amy Winehouse's family, loved ones. Praying for their strength during this time.
Kim Kardashian I just heard the news that Amy Winehouse passed away. What a true talent. I pray she's in a better place & at peace.
It's Ms. Kelly baby! She's back from her January stay in rehab an this chick is looking mighty refreshed. Third time's the charm? Let's hope so.
Kelly became addicted to liquid vicodin, getting her first taste of it at age 13. She attempted to rehabilitate herself in 2004, 2005, and again in 2009. " I knew if I didn't get help, I would die", she told People Magazine. "I'm getting a second chance (at my career) and want to be present for it", she added.
Her rehab came just in time! The whole Osbourne clan returns to FOX Television on March 31, "Osbourne's Reloaded". Can we call it a reality show? Whatever it's called its gonna be nutty as hell, I can't wait.
Kelly Osbourne has entered rehab Sharon Osbourne confirmed yesterday.
She said she does not know why she is in rehab but will be there for the next 30 days.-Dr.FB