Kelly Osbourne does a tribute beehive for Amy Winehouse’s funeral


These are some photos from Amy Winehouse’s funeral today. Is it wrong to say that people really pulled it together and looked especially nice for the service? They really did. Mark Ronson wore a lovely suit and looked dapper and handsome, and Kelly Osbourne wore a really great black suit, and she did her hair up in an Winehouse-style beehive. Nevermind that Amy wasn’t doing the beehive so much in her later years, or that Amy’s beehive never looked this neat and maintained. It’s just a little thing, but it moved me that Kelly paid tribute to Amy with her hair. I think it’s super sweet.

I didn’t even know that Kelly and Amy were tight, but maybe their relationship was built on their shared drug histories. Courtney Love had some stories about Kelly’s drug past drug usage, so I could totally see Amy and Kelly being birds of a feather for a short time. Over the weekend, Kelly tweeted about Amy’s death, writing: “i cant even breath right my now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!” She also told a Twitter commenter to STFU when the commenter slammed her for not doing more to help Amy.

At the funeral service (which took place at a synagogue), Amy’s favorite song was played: Carole King’s “So Far Away”. That’s a beautiful song.





Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. Knotstu says:


  2. Rita says:

    “Is it wrong to say that people really pulled it together and looked especially nice for the service?”

    Absolutely not and it’s nice to see that even the “head bangers” know how to show “traditional” respect.

  3. Launicaangelina says:

    *sigh* I love the beehive tribute, too. I never get caught up in celebrity deaths but this one is so sad & heartbreaking. I loved her & her music.

  4. Tierra says:

    I dont follow Kelly to know whether she actually even knew her or not but I find it kind of sickening how some celebs use another celebs death to bring attention to themselves. Happens every single time too.
    Then you find out those gushing this or that (usually on Twitter)about the deceased hadnt even talked to them in 20 yrs but suddenly they were best friends but only after they’ve past.

  5. Roma says:

    Kelly tried to help Amy immensely. In fact I recall her helping get Amy into rehab and really tried to be a sober influence.

    The beehive was a beautiful tribute.

  6. REALIST says:

    Another tribute to Amy on this sad day, WH Auden’s “Funeral Blues”. (Apologies to Mr. Auden’s estate for changing the gender of the beloved). You may remember this from “Four Weddings and a Funeral”- such a beautiful, desolate poem:

    “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
    Scribbling on the sky the message She Is Dead,
    Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
    Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

    She was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.”

    May you rest peacefully, Amy. None of us who revered you will ever forget you.

  7. Miss Marie says:

    @Tierra, right on! Amy can’t comment about their friendship, so who is going to argue with KO?

  8. K says:

    @Tierra I agree how disgusting it is when one celeb uses another celeb’s death for personal notoriety (i.e. Tila Tequila). However, I disagree that Kelly O can be counted among those ranks. As Roma mentioned, Kelly was instrumental in getting Amy into rehab in 2008, and has been noted for her attempts to help her friend. I think the beehive was a beautiful tribute, and wish more celebs honored their fallen friends with such a sweet tribute.

  9. LBeees says:

    One of her best friends? Reeally?

    Reminds me of a scene in Hamlet 2, where two kids are fighting and one prissy girl screams, “I can’t believe this is happening to me!!”

    It’s like, Kelly thinks this is all happening to her. “oh MY best friend died, ME ME ME.” Jeebus. Get a grip. No one cares. Noooone

  10. LadyJane says:

    Hey Kelly, attention seek much? Naaaah, not you. A reality tv ‘star’.

  11. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    ‘Kelly Osbourne does a tribute beehive for attention’.

    I know, I know they knew each other, but if Kelly Osbourne weren’t constantly surrounded by people who are smarter and more talented that she is telling her what to do, say, dress and think she’d be Melissa Rivers. I’m not doubting her pain, but I still think she’s working the room alongside her grief-enough neon makeup to fill the Mariana Trench perfectly set, no need for waterproofing, one obligatory ‘no more pictures’ dodge and…scene. I’m sounding too hard on her, I know and honestly, I don’t hate her but–there’s something of the empty vessel there where rehab, name-dropping and endless reality shows pal around in perpetuity.

  12. Sue says:

    Kelly and Amy were friends check out the link below.

    from Kelly’s twitter I’m not seeing the attention seeking am I missing somthing.

  13. mln76 says:

    I am not by any way means shape or form a Kelly Osbourne fan in fact I think she’s useless in general but I do remember them being papped together several times and having lost friends over the years I know that it really sucks so I can say I CARE and she has my condolences along with the rest of the Winehouse family. She gave an honest statement in no way as beautiful as Russell Brand’s but that’s OK and since Amy’s family saw fit to invite her to their small ceremony it’s really none of anyone else’s business, and the beehive is so well done 🙁

  14. the original bellaluna says:

    What I don’t understand is, if all these celebs “can’t stop crying” how can they tweet?

    (I mean, when I cry hard, I shake and can’t see, so…)

  15. Sisi says:

    There are quite a lot of foto’s of Amy & Kelly out and about. They hung out regularly

  16. gee says:

    I could cry thinking about playing so far away. Poor Amy.. I hope she found peace.

  17. Lizzie says:

    that guy that is pictured is not Mark Ronson…..its Nick Grimshaw. He’s friends with all that crew….hes a tv presenter on channel 4.

  18. Firecracker says:

    I think it’s a very nice thing for her to do to go to the funeral. I have to go to one on Friday for a relative. Not looking forward to it.

  19. Saor says:

    Kaiser, did you mean for the fourth picture to be of Mark Ronson? That’s Aiden Grimshaw, a TV presenter. Sorry if you didn’t, I know they’re easy to mix up.

    I agree everyone looked especially nice. And the song choice is beautiful. Sad about it all.

  20. Rita says:


    Very nice.

  21. loveyourwork says:

    anyone speculating on kelly and amy’s friendship needs to STFU.
    like yesterday.

  22. TL says:

    the original bellaluna said :What I don’t understand is, if all these celebs “can’t stop crying” how can they tweet? (I mean, when I cry hard, I shake and can’t see, so…)

    LOL, their assistants do it for them or…. NOT…. good point. Can we say, more publicity for them over another celebrities death. It’s disgusting but society is too stupid to realize this because we all have celebrity up our arse and I’m commenting so in that case, anyone have toilet paper?

  23. anoneemouse says:

    Why bash Kelly? Were any of YOU Amy’s friends to know that she was not? Give the girl a break – her girlfriend died!

  24. Pose83 says:

    Is that Mark Ronson or is it Nick Grimshaw?

  25. Kiki says:

    The guy in the pic is not hot Mark Ronson… It’s Nick Grimshaw… I can’t believe this talented singer is dead.

  26. dholmas says:

    For Kelly to have been invited to the private funeral she was obviously a friend of Amy’s. I do not agree with some posters claiming it was for publicity. There are numerous shots of the two of them together out and about. I am sure Kelly was a positive friend who tried her best to help Amy overcome her addictions and she herself has overcome her own.

  27. lrm says:

    Courteny Love is the one to disdain, not Kelly.
    I mean, CL already said she tried to ‘help Amy’ and she talks sh*t about everyone, usually in the context of her having been ‘close with them and/or tried to help them with such and such problems they had’.

    I hate CL os much, and I never understand why she is relevant or on magazine covers [and fashion ones to boot!] and in the news….is her family really connected or something?
    IT’s weird.

    she is also SO disgusting and her famewhore delusionary narcissistic comments about everyone, including Amy, are what people should be sh*tting on, not Kelly’s earnest expressions of grief.

    Anyway, these people all live in an attention vacuum-they do lives their lives in such a bubble, so of course Kelly tweeted her ‘feelings’ to the world. But hey, she was actually invited to the service, unlike many others who commented and had something to say about Amy’s ‘problems’-which frankly is distasteful. Speak of her as a person, as a musician/artist, whatever-but you dont need to be an authority on her issues in life, is how I feel….(and I am speaking of celebs who insist on ‘giving statements’ about AW, not readers on a gossip blog who share their opinions and insights.
    I just think these celebs are tacky most of the time-it’s in poor taste. and typically narcissistic. AW’s parents have handled this with grace and dignity; theirs is a good example to follow)

  28. Miss Marie says:

    @loveyourwork, a little sensitive aren’t you? Strong language for this lovely forum, I’d say.

  29. Annie_Grey says:

    I don’t doubt that Kelly did her best to help Amy.

  30. Ell says:

    There are many reasons to dislike Kelly Osbourne but there’s no doubt her and Amy were pals. I remember them being papped together on several occasions and I agree with dholmas, Kelly wouldn’t have been invited to a private funeral if she was wasn’t a true friend.

  31. Kosmos says:

    Under the sad circumstances of Amy’s death, I think it’s inappropriate to draw attention to yourself, even while supposedly paying tribute by mimicking the hairstyle. This eulogy is totally for the deceased and about honoring her life, it’s not about you in this moment. If there were a production or gathering of musicians to play her songs, for example, then the beehive could come out.

  32. seal team 6 says:

    I agree, Kaiser. Everyone looks very nice and very respectful, and I love Kelly’s beehive and glasses. A nice little nod to her fallen friend.

  33. hatsumomo says:

    I did the beehive all weekend when I heard of her death. It was super hard for me to backcomb all the hair on the crown of my head and hairspray it all rockhard, especially cause Im not used to using so much product in my hair, but it was fitting when I was done. I loved her music and her style. This is a pic of me on Sunday, I was too scared to wing out my eyeliner any more than I did. And its ok if yall want to make fun of my looks, I feel good about myself.

  34. gg says:

    I agree with those saying now is not a good time to judge Kelly Osborne. This is real life and real death, not a tabloid story. People are HURTING badly from this, especially her frends.

    Is it wrong to do something at a funeral that the deceased could really appreciate? How bout when the Blues Brothers rode Harley hogs into John Belushi’s funeral in jeans and biker jackets? Wanna judge them too? sheeze, have a little respect.

  35. SolitaryAngel says:

    Some people can never stop trashing KO no matter what she does…you know who you are and you SUCK. STFU and let her mourn.

  36. Cherry Rose says:

    @Kosmos – I have to disagree. I think it’s a sweet gesture on Kelly’s part. Now, if Kelly had come to the funeral with her hair dyed black and wearing pink ballet slippers, and wearing her eyeliner like Amy did, then I would agree that she is seeking attention.

    And yes, Kelly and Amy were friends and she did try to help Amy. I’m sure Kelly feels devasted that she couldn’t help Amy out of her addictions.

  37. Máiread says:

    Jesus, can’t a girl be upset at the death of a friend?

    I don’t think that’s Mark Ronson either, he wore a silver-grey tie and navy (?) Wayfarers. Poor guy looked really shook.

  38. Ulysses says:

    So sad 🙁

    Once you’re gone you can never come back, only 27. I was looking forward to seeing what those tats would look like when she was 80. Fuck everything about it.

  39. mzjask says:

    @Hatsumomo – i think that was a lovely tribute, yourself and i think you look gorgeous!! 🙂 dang, if i knew how to tease my hair i’d prolly do the same thing. i’ve been listening to her music non-stop since i heard, so everyone has their little ways of paying homage [it’s not a crime, some people here are SO judgey. this site is supposed to be fun.]
    and @GG – I Completely Agree!!! people forget that under the drugs, the booze, the makeup and big hair, there was a fragile emotional talented woman and she had a family and friends and loved ones and they miss her!! have some respect guys, would ya 🙂

  40. gg says:

    @ hatsumomo – you look ROCKIN beyond belief. You go g/f. And very skillful beehive too – those are not easy especially on straight hair. 🙂

  41. gg says:

    I just want to add that we should all remember this important phrase: EVERYBODY MOURNS DIFFERENTLY.

  42. MJ says:

    Cute look, hatsumomo! I wear the winged liquid liner on a daily basis, and have for the last ten years. Maybe I’m stuck in a rut, but I think it looks pretty awesome 😉

  43. Shoe_Lover says:

    It’s good that people dressed nicely. It’s a mark of respect for the dead. It’s a shame that standards are slipping for these kinds of things. I wanted to murder my aunt for wearing shorts to my Grandmothers funeral. (no one speaks to the aunt anyway because she is an evil mole and a born again Christian who said that my gay uncle was an abomination among many other things)

  44. Seal Team 6 says:

    Don’t get the Kelly hate, y’all. Not a fan of her singing, etc., but she was a friend of Amy’s, she did try to help her, and she herself overcame addictions and health problems.

    I don’t think the beehive was “attention getting,” it was a tribute to her friend at a PRIVATE funeral service, not the Academy Awards.

  45. womanfromthenorth says:


    very cute on you. Looks more like “Flo” tho

    So very sad, I have had a few GF’s drink themselves to death. At least Amy did not leave any kids like my friends did.

  46. Lbeees says:

    Thinking it over, I guess what really just irks me is the Tweeting thing. It just seems so… unnecessary. So public.

    You can’t just feel your pain inside? You have to tweet it so that you make sure everyone remembers you, and you get talked about and associated with a famous person’s death? We as people can’t just have our emotions, can we? Everything has to be a chronic overshare.

  47. buckley says:

    Oh man, just the thought of “so far away” brings tears to my eyes.

  48. Emily says:

    Cute hair, Hatsumomo!

  49. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @hatsumo, Thanks for sharing. I always wonder what everyone looks like. you’re a cutie! People would be foolish to poke fun at you 🙂

  50. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @realist, thank you for sharing. I’m going to pass that on when someone is looking to share a poem during a funeral.

  51. lucy2 says:

    I think they were friends for a long time, so I don’t see it as attention getting.

    But I don’t get rushing to twitter after a friend dies either, Lbeees. Twitter would be the last thing I’d be thinking about, and if said friend was as celebrity, you know you’re going to see something on there that will be upsetting. Why the need right away?

  52. Seal Team 6 says:

    Twitter or Facebooking every important thing isn’t unusual among people her ages. I’m about old enough to be her parent, and even I FB quite a few things. That’s how she chose to express it. I work with alot of poeple in their early and mid twenties, and this is something they do.

  53. BRE says:

    I really don’t know who well they knew each other or anything but notice how many best friends pop up when someone dies?

  54. Laura says:

    That is NOT Mark Ronson!

  55. Lady D says:

    @Hatsumomo: You look really cute. Good job on the B’hive.
    Lbeees: Kloe Kardashian’s husband was in a car that struck a motorcycle and then the bike tragically struck and killed a 17-year-old boy. Klo and her husband “tweeted” their condolences to the boy’s parents. Unless they knew for a fact that the boy’s parents were on Twitter, they did this only to promote themselves using the death of someone’s child. Utterly foul people.

  56. VeneficA Delirium says:

    Ha. How dare she go to her friend’s funeral! I never followed Kelly Osbourne or Amy Winehouse (though I’ve always thought Winehouse had an impressive voice), but Kelly Osbourne doesn’t exactly fit the profile for someone to attend a funeral for a photo op. Kim Kardashian, definitely, but not Kelly Osbourne.

    But isn’t this the way she always wears her hair? Kelly Osbourne, I mean.

  57. Joe's Mom says:

    @hatsumomo – Great job on the hair! Nice tribute! Like somebody else said, it’s really fun to see an actual face to go along with a name that I’ve seen on here many times. As far as Kelly, I like her. And I really feel sorry that she’s lost a dear friend, and I’m sorry Amy died so young and so suddenly. I’ve lost several good friends, as have my kids. Two very tight friends committed suicide and both of those were alcohol-related. It’s just unreal, and there’s guilt that you didn’t just “know”, or call that night, and you think you “coulda, shoulda, woulda” – and the loss is huge.

  58. Pose83 says:

    @Laura I’m pretty certain it’s Nick Grimshaw from T4 and Radio 1.

  59. Larissa says:

    Kelly tweeted about how she was feeling? How can that be so wrong?People would expect some sort of statement from her , actually tweeting it was much more heart felt than doing it via an official statement.
    It really baffles me how some people can only critcize and judge others instead of feeling for their loss, one of her best friends died ffs, show some respect.

  60. Dana says:

    Those Ronsons seem to wreak havoc on everyone they meet.

  61. BabyCakes says:

    I LOVE Kelly’s shoes. Anybody know where she got them?

  62. CCM says:

    Damn people are cynical. Read much into stuff? I’m sure they were pals. She looks adorable. And one should dress up in for a funeral.

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