Heads bowed with sorrow, emotion etched all over their faces, Amy Winehouse's closest friends and family prepared to say their final farewells.
Mark Ronson, the producer of Back to Black, looked sombre as he arrived for the service at Edgwarebury Cemetery in Golders Green, North London.
In the wake of the tragedy he described the troubled singer as "his musical soulmate and like a sister".
Kelly Osbourne, who like Amy struggled with addiction, carried a white rose in her hand.
On hearing the sad news, she was one of the first to express her grief.
She tweeted: "I can't even breath right now im crying so hard I just lost 1 of my best friends.
"I love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!"
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