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Family, Friends Gather For Winehouse Funeral


British singer Amy Winehouse at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich in 2007.

British singer Amy Winehouse at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich in 2007.

The funeral of one-time British singing sensation Amy Winehouse is due to be held today.

A spokesman for Winehouse's family said the funeral will be attended only by the singer's family and close friends.

Winehouse, who shot to fame with her 2006 hit song "Rehab," was found dead at her home in London on July 23. She was 27.

Police say an autopsy has failed to determine what killed the pop diva, and more toxicology tests are being carried out, with results expected in between two and four weeks.

Winehouse, who struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, won five Grammy awards for her album "Back To Black" and was considered by many critics to be one of the most soulful and talented British female singers of her time.

Crowds have gathered outside her north London home since her death to light candles and leave flowers and other tributes.

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