Fans and relatives gathered on what would have been the star’s 31st birthday as the bronze figure was unveiled in Camden, where the star lived before her death in July 2011 after a public struggle with addiction.
The 175cm statue was unveiled in Camden’s Stables Market, where it will be a permanent memorial to the Back To Black singer. It was sculpted by London-based artist Scott Eaton after he was introduced to Winehouse’s father Mitch.
Eaton said: “I’ve always been a fan of Amy’s music and have the utmost respect for her as an artist. From a sculptor’s perspective, Amy has an amazing style and energy.”
He added: “The design is not based on any single snapshot, photo or moment in time, but an amalgamation of influences.
“Hopefully by taking many important moments in her history and drawing on those, the piece comes close to capturing the essence of Amy.
The star’s father described seeing the statue as “incredibly emotional” but said its creator had “done an amazing job in capturing her”.