ANNIE Lennox yesterday mourned her mother at a private funeral in Aberdeen.

The former Eurythmics singer, dressed in a black trouser suit and shades, arrived at Aberdeen Crematorium in a chauffeur-driven car with her two daughters, Lola, 12, and nine-year-old Tali.

About 75 mourners, including Paul Young, the singer, attended the funeral of 73-year-old Dorothy Lennox, a former dinner lady. It is understood she had been in good health until taking ill quite recently.

Annie was at the bedside of her mother, who lived in Aberdeen before spending her final years living with the star in London, when she passed away on Wednesday.

Mrs Lennox was known to be very close to her two grand-daughters, whom Annie had with her second husband, Yuri Fruchtman.

Jean Oates, an aunt of Annie, said: ''We are all devastated to lose a very loyal, very hard-working, very sincere and very loving sister-in-law. It has come as a bit of a shock to all of us.''

An only child growing up in Aberdeen, Annie had a strong relationship with her mother, who was widowed in 1986. Both parents encouraged her musical talent from an early age.

Mrs Lennox maintained a home in the Aberdeenshire town of Ellon, which she visited on the few occasions she travelled to Scotland to meet up with friends and other family members.

Her death came two years after the singer lost her grandfather, Archie Lennox, months before his 100th birthday.