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Saturday, 27 May, 2000, 00:04 GMT 01:04 UK
Jagger bids farewell to mother
Mick Jagger joined friends and family at the funeral of his mother, Eva
Mick Jagger led the congregation in a gospel hymn
Friends and family of Mick Jagger's mother, Eva, have paid their last respects at her funeral.

The Rolling Stones star performed a gospel song, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, with his brother Chris at the service, also attended by their father, Joe.


The Rolling Stones
Eva Jagger proudly followed her son's career
Stones guitarist Keith Richards flew in from the US especially for the ceremony, which he attended alongside drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood at St Andrew's Church in Ham, Surrey.

Mrs Jagger, 87, died last Thursday after spending a month in Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon, with a heart condition.

Mick Jagger was accompanied by his former partner, model Jerry Hall, and the couple's four children. Also among the 200 mourners were his daughter Jade Jagger and former wife Bianca.

No.1 Fan

Chris and his sons were pallbearers for Mrs Jagger's coffin.

Mick flew into the UK last week as soon as he heard of his mother's death, breaking off meetings at the Cannes Film Festival to comfort his 88-year-old father.

Mrs Jagger was one of her son's biggest fans and had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the band's career.

She was last seen in public in March attending the opening of a 2.25m arts centre at Dartford Grammar, Kent, which was named after Mick.

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