Mitch Winehouse, Janis Winehouse, Kelly Osbourne, Reg Traviss, Mark Ronson, Nick Grimshaw and dozens of mourners who aren’t famous (so they were safe from me right click save-ing them) gathered at a synagogue in London this afternoon to pour a melted ice pop out for Amy Winehouse and say their goodbyes. Amy was cremated after the ceremony, because Mitch says it’s a family tradition. Mitch also spoke at his daughter’s funeral and told jokes about her childhood, says Amy’s rep.
After the memorial, which was in Hebrew and English, Carole King’s “So Far Away” played as everyone shuffled out. Amy’s usually mute on-and-off-again piece Reg Traviss, who I didn’t even know could speak words out loud, gave a statement to The Sun before her funeral.
“We have suffered a terrible untimely loss and want peace now.
I can’t describe what I am going through and 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.”
The prison wouldn’t give Blaaaaaaake a day pass, so sadly he wasn’t there to throw himself on the casket, chase down the hearse and then get into a slap match with Mitch in the middle of the street. That’s the dramatic mess of a conclusion we all needed. And as for Pete “Dreamboat” Doherty, he couldn’t make it either because he was on his way to South America to plead with La Pequena to come out of retirement so she can perform an in memoriam tribute to Amy at the Grammys. Stay tuned, as hos say.
It was as humid as an Amazon’s armpit in NYC this past weekend and my hair still looks like Allison Janney’s in Drop Dead Gorgeous, so I’m just going to say this is my head’s way of paying a half homage to Amy. R.I.P.