Amy Winehouse's funeral can now go ahead after the inquest into her death was adjourned and found no suspicious circumstances after she died on Saturday (23.07.11)
Amy Winehouse's funeral can now go ahead after the inquest into her death was adjourned.
The singer died on Saturday (23.07.11) at the age of just 27 and although no cause of death was given at the inquest - which took place at London's St Pancras Coroner's Court today (25.07.11) - her family can lay her to rest as there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her passing.
Assistant Deputy Coroner Suzanne Greenaway told the two-minute hearing: "I'm formally opening this inquest. I'm issuing interim certificates to allow Miss Winehouse's family to make arrangements for the funeral."
Sharon Duff, Coroner's Officer at St Pancras Coroner's Court, had earlier told the hearing: "I bring before you the death of Amy Jade Winehouse, aged 27, born on the 14 September 1983 in London.
"She was a divorced lady living at Camden Square, NW1. She was certified dead at her home by a paramedic and a doctor on July 23.
"She was a singer/songwriter at the time of her death and was identified by her family here at St Pancras this morning. A section 20 post mortem has been carried out and histology and toxicology taken to determine the cause of death.
"The scene was investigated by police and determined non-suspicious."
The case has now been adjourned until October 26.
Amy's father Mitch Winehouse is said to be keen to adhere to Jewish traditions and bury his daughter as soon as possible, with the family already having begun the first official phase of mourning - the 'sitting shiva' - for her.
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