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Amy Winehouse honoured with hometown statue

Tragic singer Amy Winehouse has been honoured with a statue in her native London.

The unveiling of the life-sized, brass sculpture fell on what would have been the Back to Black hitmaker's 31st birthday on Sunday (14Sep14).


Speaking at the ceremony in Camden, Winehouse's father Mitch said, "It is incredibly emotional to see Amy immortalised like this, but (designer) Scott (Eaton) has done an amazing job in capturing her. It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time. The Winehouse family are very grateful to Scott and we really hope Amy's fans love the statue.


"We want to remind everyone of her talent and that her legacy, through her music and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, carries on. Camden meant a lot to Amy and vice versa and to have her forever standing at the heart of the hustle and bustle of that area just fits."


Winehouse died in 2011.