Amy Winehouse’s funeral to be held today

New Delhi:  Amy Winehouse’s funeral will take place on Tuesday. The 27-year-old singer – who was found dead at her north London home on Saturday (July 23) – will be laid to rest in a private ceremony for her loved ones, a family spokesperson has confirmed.

The representative refused to give details of the time or location for the service.

Jewish customs normally require a funeral to take place within 24 hours of death. However, Amy’s had to be delayed in order for post-mortem examinations to be carried out.

Her inquest was opened and immediately adjourned at London’s St Pancras Coroner’s Court today (25.07.11) in order to prevent further delays in the burial.

Assistant Deputy Coroner Suzanne Greenaway told the two-minute hearing: “I’m formally opening this inquest. I’m issuing interim certificates to allow Miss Winehouse’s family to make arrangements for the funeral.”

Sharon Duff, Coroner’s Officer at St Pancras Coroner’s Court, had earlier told the hearing: “I bring before you the death of Amy Jade Winehouse, aged 27, born on the 14 September 1983 in London.

“She was a divorced lady living at Camden Square, NW1. She was certified dead at her home by a paramedic and a doctor on July 23.

“She was a singer/songwriter at the time of her death and was identified by her family here at St Pancras this morning. A section 20 post mortem has been carried out and histology and toxicology taken to determine the cause of death.

“The scene was investigated by police and determined non-suspicious.” The case has now been adjourned until October 26.

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