Amy Winehouse Funeral: Her 'Devastated' Father Thanks Supporters [VIDEO]

 @ibtimes on July 27 2011 9:52 AM
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    British singer Amy Winehouse performs wirth Mark Ronson at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London Reuters
  • Parents thank fans at makeshift Winehouse shrine
    Father Mitch Winehouse (L-R), brother Alex, former boyfriend Reg Traviss and mother Janis look at look at memorabilia left by fans of Amy Winehouse outside her house in London July 25, 2011. Reuters
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News of Amy Winehouse's death shocked fans across the globe over the weekend. The talented "Rehab" singer and songwriter died on Saturday, July 23, at the age of 27.

On Monday, a coroner's official said that the singer did not die under suspicious circumstances. However the cause of death has not been released. 

The London Metropolitan Police said Monday that the autopsy of Winehouse did not show cause of death. Toxicology tests are needed, and can take up to two to four weeks. 

With details of her death unfolding, the family is free to plan the singer's funeral. The funeral is likely to be held Tuesday or Wednesday.

Winehouse's father thanked a crowd of fans who were grieving outside of the singer's home on Monday.

"I can't tell you what this means to us," Mitch Winehouse said. "We're devastated and I'm speechless, but thanks for coming."

Mourners have been placing flowers, notes and candles across the street from Winehouse's home.

Her death makes her the latest tragedy in the curse of rock stars who have died young. Winehouse joined Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Doors singer Jim Morrison, and Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain. Upon hearing the news of Winehouse's death, Courtney Love, Cobain's former wife commented on the situation.

Love explained that she tried on two occasions to help Winehouse. "I'm f***ing gutted. I tried with her, I tried twice," said Love, via Examiner.com. 

Winehouse was known for her partying ways and her battle with drinking and drug addictions, but mostly for her raspy, powerful voice.

Winehouse's most famous song, and now her most autobiographical song was "Rehab." The song expressed how the singer was haunted by the reality of her drug afflictions, yet, struggled with the concept of rehabilitation. 

Despite her hesitation, in 2008, Winehouse entered a rehab facility.

"She has come to understand that she requires treatment to continue her ongoing recovery from drug addiction and prepare for her planned appearance at the Grammy Awards. She is nominated in an incredible six categories," said Universal Music Group in a 2008 statement.

The troubled singer did not make it to the Grammy Awards in person; however she performed via satellite from London. That night Winehouse won five awards. She was nominated for Album of the Year, but did not win. She did however win trophies in three prestigious categories for the writing and recording of "Rehab." She won best new artist, best female pop vocal performance for "Rehab" and best pop vocal album for the CD "Back to Black."

UPDATE:  Celebrities Honor Tragic Death of Amy Winehouse at Funeral [PHOTOS] 

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