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Amy Winehouse to be buried Tuesday

Other News Materials 26 July 2011 11:42
The retro-soul singer Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London apartment at the weekend, was to be buried Tuesday in London, news reports said, citing a family spokesman.
Amy Winehouse to be buried Tuesday

The retro-soul singer Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London apartment at the weekend, was to be buried Tuesday in London, news reports said, citing a family spokesman, dpa reported.

The time and place of the private funeral were not given.

The death of Winehouse, 27, was being treated as "not suspicious," police said. A first post-mortem examination on Monday was inconclusive, and a full toxicology report could take up to a month, police said.

Earlier media reports said the troubled singer had bought a combination of hard drugs late Friday before being found dead in her North London home on Saturday afternoon. Winehouse was said to be depressed over the recent breakup of a close relationship.

Her father, Mitch, reportedly flew home early this week from New York, where he had been scheduled to play a concert.

Winehouse spent Friday evening watching television with a bodyguard, British media quoted a spokesman as saying. The man raised the alarm the next morning.

The police has not commented on reports of an overdose of drugs or alcohol or possible contaminated drugs.

"It would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death," Police Superintendent Raj Kohli said at the weekend.

The singer, known for her trademark beehive hairdo and sailor tattoos, had cancelled all her tour dates and engagements in June after a series of erratic public appearances amid rumours of bulimia and depression.

She last was seen in public Wednesday night in an impromptu appearance joining her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield on stage in a small London venue.

Winehouse's 2006 album Back to Black shot to the top of the iTunes chart in the United States, Britain, France and Germany on Monday.

The album, mixing classic soul and more modern rhythm and blues sounds, propelled her to stardom and won her best new artist and best pop vocal album at the Grammy awards in 2008.

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