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Amy Winehouse statue to be unveiled on her birthday

Amy Winehouse statue to be unveiled on her birthday

AMY HONORED: Winehouse died in 2011 at the age of 27. Photo: Associated Press

A long-awaited memorial statue of late singer Amy Winehouse will be unveiled next month to mark what would have been her birthday.

The “Back to Black” hitmaker died in 2011, at 27, and her family has been in talks to install a life-size bronze sculpture of the singer in the North London neighbourhood of Camden, where Winehouse lived, since 2012.

The project was hit by a number of delays, but the memorial will now go ahead and be built in the famous Stables Market, rather than inside the Roundhouse music venue originally chosen by her family.

Her father Mitch says, “The Roundhouse would have been great as Amy and the Foundation (the charity set up in her name after her death) have a great affinity with the venue, but it would not always have been accessible for fans, we wanted people to be able to see it, touch and interact.

“Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever… 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 singer’s family and friends will unveil the statue, made by sculptor Scott Eaton, on Sept. 14, the day which would marked the singer’s 31st birthday.

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