Corinne Bailey Rae (left) and Jason Rae
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There were a few colorful kilts among the sea of black, as more than 100 family and friends – including Corinne Bailey Rae – paid respects for Scottish-born saxophonist Jason Rae at his funeral in Leeds, England, on Wednesday, the U.K.'s The Daily Mail
Rae, 31, who was a member of the eight-piece group Haggis Horns and had played with such singers as Amy Winehouse
, died earlier this month
of a suspected overdose. His body was found in a friend's flat.
Rae's widow, Corinne, 29, was the last to leave the group of mourners gathered at St. George's Church, which included award winning producer Mark Ronson, who said recently of the musician's passing: "It's such a sad, sad thing, I'm sorry that I can't really put anything into words. However, I will say that he was an incredible dude, a lovely gentle man."
Outside the church stood a hearse with the name "Jason" spelled out in white flowers. After the service, Corinne was driven in another car to the wake, which was being held at The Wardrobe bar, a local pub in the theatre district where Corinne and Jason held their wedding reception in 2001.