The family of the late “Rehab” singer Amy Winehouse will hold a private funeral for the Grammy Award winner on Tuesday, reports Us Weekly.
Speaking to The Guardian, Winehouse’s rep said the service will be held at an undisclosed location and with only close friends and family members in attendance.
Winehouse passed away in her London home Saturday afternoon, leaving behind her mother, father, and brother. The British songbird, whose autopsy results proved inconclusive, is remembered for her smoky singing voice and widely publicized struggles with substance abuse.
Winehouse, who divorced former junkie husband Blake Fielder-Civil in 2009, checked herself into rehab earlier this year in an attempt to defeat her own alcohol addiction. That was not Winehouse’s first trip to a treatment facility, as she entered rehab in 2008.
In the immediate aftermath of the songwriter’s death, mother Janis Winehouse said it was “only a matter of time” before her troubled daughter met her demise.
Talking to the Mirror, Janis recalled seeing an “out of it” Amy the day before her death.
“She seemed out of it. But her passing so suddenly still hasn’t hit me,” Janis told the Mirror over the weekend. (Amy Winehouse’s mom: It was ‘only a matter of time’)
Janis and Mitch Winehouse retreated to Amy’s north London home on Monday to grieve the loss of their daughter, greet mourners and thank them for their sympathy.
Mitch, who flew in from New York, told his daughter’s fans, “Amy was about one thing and that was love, her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends and to you guys as well. We’re devastated and I’m speechless but thanks for coming.”
In an interview with TMZ, Goodman said the brunette celebrity “died alone in bed.”
“She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted to sleep and when he went to wake her he found she wasn’t breathing,” Goodman told the celebrity news site.
Winehouse joins many other singers who perished at 27, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors’ Jim Morrison and Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain.
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