Life-size statue of Amy Winehouse to go up in London

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:57am

Amy Winehouse will be honored with a life-size bronze statue in a market in her London neighborhood. (Creative Commons)

(JTA) — A life-size bronze statue of the late Jewish singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse will be erected in the London neighborhood where she lived.

The statue, showing Winehouse leaning against a wall with her hand on her hip, will stand in a market in the Camden neighborhood near where she died in 2011. It will go up on Sept. 14, which would have been her 31st birthday.

Winehouse, known for hits like 2006′s Grammy Award-winning “Back to Black,” died at 27 of alcohol poisoning.

“Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her hometown forever,” said Winehouse’s father, Mitch, according to a report Thursday in the Telegraph daily. “Amy was in love with Camden, and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with.”

Winehouse said his family was “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.”

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