Sharon Osbourne's funeral trauma
Jul 26, 2007, 13:00 GMT
Sharon Osbourne - © Glenn Harris / Photorazzi
Sharon Osbourne was too "traumatised" to attend the funeral of her pop mogul father Don Arden yesterday (25.07.07).
'The X Factor' star returned to the UK from Los Angeles with her dad's body, but remained in London rather than attend the final burial in his hometown of Salford, Manchester.
Arden died in a Los Angeles nursing home on Saturday (21.07.07) at the age of 81 and was laid to rest in a private ceremony at a Jewish cemetery.
A family friend at the funeral said: "As you can imagine, Sharon is very upset about her father's death and was simply too traumatised to attend."
Sharon, 54, had a stormy relationship with her dad.
They were locked in a 20-year feud which began when she took Ozzy Osbourne's band Black Sabbath away from her father's record label shortly after marrying him.
They eventually settled their differences five years ago when Arden was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Arden launched the careers of numerous successful bands, including the Small Faces and the Electric Light Orchestra.
He was dubbed the 'Al Capone of Pop' because of his reputation for violence.
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