The late Amy Winehouse will receive her own life-size sculpture in her beloved Camden neighbourhood. Jeff Koons collaborator and sculptor Scott Eaton will design the memorial, which will be unveiled in Camden Stables market, a short walk away from her north London home.
The bronze features the Back To Black singer standing with her hand on her hip and her signature beehive up-do in all its glory. It will be unveiled by her family and friends on September 14, which would have been Winehouse's 31st birthday.
The statue was originally intended for the Roundhouse concert venue, but it was moved to the nearby Stables Market so it could be more accessible for fans. The state will also provide information about donating to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up after her death to support and educate young people on the effects of drugs and alcohol abuse.
"I had a meeting with Camden council and they told me they don't usually allow statues until 20 years after someone has died, but in Amy's case they made an exception," Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father, told the Guardian.
"It's a great honour to have the statue in the Stables. Amy was an integral part of Camden and still is, so you couldn't really think of putting a statue for her anywhere else, could you really?"
Winehouse was a much-loved resident of the north London borough, pulling pints behind the bar of her favourite local, the Hawley Arms, or staging impromptu gigs in the neighbourhood. She passed away of accidental alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27. Her death was mourned all over the world, with many hailing her as one of the best voices of her generation.
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