Button bids sad farewell to his father at funeral 23 January, 2014 Jenson Button has bid a sad farewell to his father John at a funeral in Monaco. The McLaren driver was famously close to his dad, who died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 70 just over a week ago. Daily Mail newspaper photographed Button, 34, talking at the picturesque Saint Devote church with his first Formula 1 boss, Sir Frank Williams. Monaco’s Prince Albert also attended the funeral. “He was such a big part of my life, I’m going to miss him so, so much,” Briton Button told his almost 1.7 million Twitter followers last week. “I love you Papa Smurf, you’ll forever be in my heart.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsAlonso camp say Montezemolo exit changes nothingWolff: Only a paranoid mind would think such a thingRed Bull accept damage limitation at MonzaLauda: I apologised to Nico but it was his faultAlonso: Ron Dennis has not called meAlonso says Briatore return would be good for F1Mercedes under fire for Three Stooges style managementHave Mercedes bosses lost control of their drivers?Mercedes seek guidance from fans and big bossSilly Season Update: Honda want Vettel and Newey The Pessimist R.I.P John.