Amy Winehouse's family and friends will lay the tragic singer to rest in a private funeral on Tuesday (26Jul11).
The soul star was found dead at her north London home on Saturday (23Jul11), aged just 27, and her closest pals and relatives have been gathering at the Winehouse family home for shiva, the traditional Jewish period of mourning.
A spokesperson for the family announced on Monday (25Jul11) that the Grammy Award winner would be buried on Tuesday. The time and location of the ceremony have been kept a secret.
Earlier in the day, U.S. TV personality Sharon Osbourne revealed her daughter Kelly had returned to her native Britain from her home in Los Angeles to mourn the loss of her famous friend.
Osbourne admitted her daughter was struggling to come to terms with the heartbreak and claimed the funeral was being planned for Wednesday (27Jul11).
Discussing Winehouse's passing on The Talk, Osbourne said, "She (Kelly)'s not doing good. She left for England. Right now they think the funeral's on Wednesday... She's with Amy's mum, they're doing shiva at the house. She's there with all the girls that used to hang out (with Winehouse)."
The Osbourne matriarch also recalled the first time Kelly brought Winehouse over to their L.A. home and remembered the troubled singer as a "sweetheart of a girl".
She added, "She was your regular, little girl... When we first met her she drank a lot, but we thought, you know, she's young, she's enjoying her life, she's finding her path, she'll get over that. But then it was the drugs. I never saw that side of her."
And Osbourne claimed she felt most for Winehouse's sick mother, Janis, as she prepares to say goodbye to her beloved daughter for the last time.
She said, "I feel for her mum especially because her mum suffers from MS (multiple sclerosis), so she's not strong... She's not doing good. Her mum knew it was going to happen; her dad knew. It was just time."
Winehouse famously battled drink and drug addictions throughout her career, but a cause of death has yet to be determined after a post-mortem examination conducted on Monday (25Jul11) proved inconclusive.
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