Amy Winehouse's funeral to go ahead
Amy Winehouse's funeral can now go ahead after the investigation into her death was suspended. The singer died on Saturday at the age of 27 and although no cause of death was given at the inquest ' which took place at London's St Pancras Coroner's Court yesterday' 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 suspended until October 26.