Amy Winehouse's Death: Funeral Date Set
The news comes hours after a London coroner said an inquest into the singer's death had been opened and adjourned until October.
Amy Winehouse will be laid to rest Tuesday at a private funeral, her rep told Us Weekly on Monday.
As The Hollywood Reporter previously reported, the service for the singer, who was found dead in her north London home Saturday, had been expected to take place either Monday or Tuesday. Jewish law dictates that the body of the deceased must be buried as soon as possible, allowing no more than a day’s delay so that family members and mourners be allowed time to gather for the funeral.
The singer's parents are both Jewish: Father Mitch is a jazz musician and taxi driver, while mother Janis is a pharmacist.
The news of the funeral comes hours after a London coroner said an inquest into the singer's death had been opened and adjourned until Oct. 26.
Sharon Duff, a coroner at St. Pancras Coroner's Court in North London, said Monday that a "Section 20" postmortem had been carried out on the body of the 27-year old singer, who died Saturday, but Duff did not disclose any of its findings.
A Section 20 postmortem implies that the coroner believes "there is reasonable cause to suspect that a person has died a violent or unnatural death or in any other way which would require an inquest." It suggests that the authorities are mounting a more lengthy and serious investigation into the circumstances around Winehouse's death, although the coroner also reported that at the scene had been investigated by police and "determined non-suspicious."
Earlier Monday, Winehouse's body was identified by her parents and later released to her family so that they could begin preparing for the funeral.
Winehouse was 27 at the time of her death.