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Grieving father bids rocker Amy Winehouse “Goodbye, my angel. Sleep tight”

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Mitch Winehouse paid an emotional tribute to his daughter Amy today as her friends and family came together for her funeral, reports the London newspaper the Daily Mail.

Relating stories about her childhood and how happy she’d been recently, the grieving father ended his eulogy telling his daughter: “Goodnight, my angel. Sleep tight.”

Among those paying their respects to the late rock star — who died at her London home aged 27 on Friday — was her entire family, friends Kelly Osbourne, Mark Ronson and her music “family” including her backup singers and manager.

A convoy of black vehicles with tinted windows silently made its way inside the Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London for the private funeral. According to the Daily Mail:

Amy’s spokesman Chris Goodman said: “Mitch was funny, he told some great stories from her childhood. It was a celebration. He stressed many times that she had been more content than she had been in years. Mitch paid tribute to a lot of people from Amy’s life.”

The service started with prayers, they read a meditation, Mitch gave a eulogy and there were final prayers.

The last song that was played at the ceremony was Carole King’s hit So Far Away which was Amy’s favorite song.

Amy’s remains then were taken to the Golders Green Crematorium in north London after the service.

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