Amy Winehouse Cremated; Remembered in 'Moving Yet Humorous' Service

July 26, 2011 By:
Amy Winehouse Cremated; Remembered in 'Moving Yet Humorous' Service

Amy Winehouse's funeral took place on Tuesday at a synagogue in North London. She was cremated as part of her family's tradition.

Along with Winehouse's friends and family, music executives and band mates were also in attendance. Close friend Kelly Osbourne attended, as well as producer Mark Ronson, who produced Winehouse's album, Back to Black.

Winehouse's father, Mitch, gave a “funny” eulogy, filled with “stories about her childhood,” her spokesperson said.

“People were laughing like a celebration-like they all remembered the stories themselves.”

Part of the hour-long service was in Hebrew, due to the singer's Jewish background.

Amy's rep said:

“It was emotional, it was happy and it was said. It was everything really.”

The memorial closed with Carole King's So Far Away playing, one of Amy's favorite songs.

“Mitch encouraged everyone to sing to it and they did,” the rep said. “People sang.”

From there, everyone headed to the Golders Green crematorium.

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

One of the attendees gave an overall assessment of Amy's memorial:

“It was very moving yet quite very humorous at times. It was a wonderful tribute to Amy.”