Popular publican farewelled at funeral by famous celebrities

PUB tycoon and Sumo Salad co-founder James Miller's "fast life" has been celebrated at a funeral service in Sydney.

Lara Bingle and Kyle Sandilands were among the dozens of famous faces spotted amongst more than 1000 mourners at St Mary's Cathedral.

Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim was pictured farewelling the casket as it was driven away from the church.

Miller, who was found dead in his apartment last week aged 38, was well known on the Sydney entertainment scene.

He owned the popular Norfolk, Carrington, Abercrombie and Santa Barbara Hotels and co-founded the Sumo Salad chain.

His mother Margaret told the service she had begged her son to "stop living such a fast life" and he had told her not to worry, the Herald reported.

Police believe a drug overdose was to blame for Miller's death.

He leaves behind a young son.