Amy Winehouse statue to launch next month

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 August 2014
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

A statue dedicated to Amy Winehouse will be unveiled near her home in Camden, north London, on September 14, which would have been her 31st birthday

A statue dedicated to Amy Winehouse will be unveiled on her birthday.

The memorial will be revealed near the 'Back to Black' singer's former home in Camden, north London, on September 14 - which would have marked her 31st birthday - three years after her tragic death from alcohol poisoning.

The bronze statue depicts Amy holding her hand on her hip and is even complete her famous beehive hairdo.

The likeness will be on display at the Stables Market in Camden, but the star's father Mitch Winehouse originally wanted it to be located at famous music venue The Roundhouse.

He said in a statement: "Amy was in love with Camden and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with. The family have always been keen to have a memorial for her in the place she loved the most, which will provide fans a place to visit and attract people to the area."

The statue was designed by sculptor Scott Eaton and will also feature donation information for the Amy Winehouse Foundation which was set up by the singer's family following her death in 2011.

Just last year, Camden marked what would have been Amy's 30th birthday with a series of special events.

An exhibition was also held in her honour at Camden's Jewish Museum last September.

Amy Winehouse

Over-14s show. Raddled crossover jazz vocalist Amy Winehouse is cleaning up with her sassy, 60s soul-pastiching second album 'Back to Black'.

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