Wearing dark suits, black dresses, and the occasional beehive hairdo, friends and family said goodbye to Amy Winehouse yesterday at the singer’s funeral.
“Amy was the greatest daughter, family member, and friend you could ever have,’’ said her father, Mitch Winehouse, in a section of the eulogy released by a family spokesman.
The singer’s father, mother, and brother were joined by her close friends, band members, and celebrities including producer Mark Ronson for the service at Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London. Media personality Kelly Osbourne was one of several women to wear their hair piled beehive-high in an echo of the singer’s trademark style.
Mitch Winehouse said that his daughter had recently found love and had beaten her drug dependency, but he admitted she was still struggling to control her drinking. “She said, ‘Dad I’ve had enough of drinking. I can’t stand the look on your and the family’s faces anymore.’ ’’
He said Amy had been playing her drums and singing in the home the night before her death.
“But knowing she wasn’t depressed, . . . knowing she passed away happy, it makes us all feel better,’’ he said, adding that he hopes to set up an Amy Winehouse Foundation to help people beat substance abuse.
Request withdrawn Arnold Schwarzenegger has withdrawn a request that a judge terminate Maria Shriver’s rights to spousal support. The actor and former California governor’s filing replaces a document he submitted last week that also indicated he wanted Shriver to pay her own attorney’s fees. Shriver’s petition to end the couple’s 25-year marriage came weeks after Schwarzenegger revealed he fathered a child with a member of his household staff years ago.
Crow to auction car Sheryl Crow is auctioning off her 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster to raise money to help rebuild the tornado-ravaged city of Joplin in her native state of Missouri.
With class “I’m still a kid. This is a huge thing for me, this ‘Idol’ thing and starting my career early, but I don’t want to miss out on all those memories that everybody has from senior [year].” — “American Idol” champ Scotty McCreery, who’s trying to decide whether to return to school.