Amy Winehouse to be commemorated in bronze

Amy Winehouse is set to be commemorated in bronze in her home borough of Camden, North London.

The statue will grace the Stables Market area of the place where Amy lived and had originally been planned to feature at music venue the Roundhouse, but will now get a more central home.

The statue shows Amy with her trademark beehive hairdo and her hand on her hip, and will arrive in Camden on September 14, which would have been her birthday. Amy Winehouse at V Festival(Yui Mok/PA)

Back To Black singer Amy died in 2011 at the age of 27, having fought a public battle with drink and drugs, and her family have since set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help other young people with addiction problems.

Her dad Mitch said: “The Roundhouse would have been great as Amy and the Foundation 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 Winehouse at T in the Park(Richard Scott/PA)

“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 made by Scott Eaton and will be unveiled by Amy’s family and friends.

Last year, Camden Town’s Jewish Museum put on an exhibition about her life, displaying her clothes, records and family photographs. Camden Street Sign graffitied after Amy Winehouse's death(Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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