Adele pays tribute to ‘brilliant’ and ‘important’ Amy Winehouse before funeral

Adele has tonight become the latest celebrity to pay tribute to the legend that is Amy Winehouse.

Taking to her official blog this evening, the ‘Rolling In The Deep’ hitmaker spoke about the tragic death of her idol on Saturday afternoon and credited Amy for “paving the way” for her success and revitalising the British music scene.

Soeaking about the ‘Rehab’ star, Adele wrote:

“Not many people have it in them to do something they love, simply because they love it. With no fuss and no compromise. but she knew what she was capable of and didn’t even need to try.

“If she wanted to do something she would and if she didn’t she’d say f**k off. It came easy to her and that’s why we all loved her so much. We believed every word she wrote, and it would sink in deep when she sang them.

“Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about British music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blase about the whole thing. I don’t think she ever realised just how brilliant she was and how important she is, but that just makes her even more charming.”

Adele went on to confess that while is is certainly “incredibly sad” about the passing of such a talent, she is also immensely “grateful” and “proud” of the singer.

She added: “Although I’m incredibly sad about Amy passing I’m also reminded of how immensely proud of her I am as well. and grateful to be inspired by her. Amy flies in paradise.”

It has tonight been confirmed that Amy’s funeral will take place during a private ceremony for family and close friends only tomorrow. The results of her autopsy have also been reported as ‘inconclusive’, meaning that Winehouse’s parents will have to wait for 2-4 weeks for the results of extra toxicology tests.

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