Amy Winehouse’s funeral takes place in London

Friends and family flocked to the London ceremony to pay their last respects to the star

The funeral of Amy Winehouse took place in London this afternoon, with friends, family and famous faces flocking to the Edgeware Cemetery to pay their last respects.

DJ Mark Ronson, singer Bryan Adams and presenter Nick Grimshaw were some of the first to arrive, while Kelly Osbourne – who jetted in from the Los Angeles yesterday – was driven up to the gates clutching a rose, her eyes hidden behind sunglasses, her hair piled up in a tribute to Amy’s distinctive beehive style

It’s thought around 200 of the late singer’s close friends and family attended the 45-minute Jewish service led by a Rabbi.

The service is expected to be followed by a cremation, and gathering at a local synagogue in Golders Green.

It’s thought the Winehouses will observe a traditional Jewish ceremony of bereavement later today at the family home.

Yesterday, Reg Traviss – Amy’s ex-boyfriend paid tribute to the ‘beautiful’ singer, telling the Sun: ‘I want to thank so much all of the people who have paid their respects and who are mourning the loss of Amy, such a beautiful, brilliant person and my dear love.

‘I have lost my darling who I loved very much.’

And Amy’s dad Mitch thanked fans and reporters for their support at this sad time: ‘I know a lot of you, we’ve been together for five, six years, I know you’ve got a job to do. I’m glad you’re all here anyway,’ he told photographers.

‘And you people in the street, I can’t tell you what this means to us – it really is making this a lot easier for us.

He added: ‘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.’

AMY WINEHOUSE RETROSPECTIVE

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