Family to hold private funeral for Amy Winehouse

Tuesday July 26, 2011

The funeral of tragic singer Amy Winehouse will be a private affair for "family and close friends".

The announcement by her grieving family came after police said it could be up to four weeks before test results establish a cause of death for the 27-year-old.

A spokesman for the family said: "The funeral will take place on Tuesday and will be a family and close friends affair."

He would not reveal details about the location or time of the funeral, which Jewish law states has to take place as soon as possible.

Scotland Yard said it is waiting for the results of toxicology tests after the autopsy failed to establish a formal cause of death.

An inquest has been opened but no cause of death was given.

Coroner's officer Sharon Duff described the circumstances around her death as "non-suspicious".

The coroner adjourned the inquest until October 26.

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