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This is what Camden's new life-sized statue of Amy Winehouse looks like

15th September 2014

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Camden’s most tragic daughter came home yesterday, when a life-sized statue of Amy Winehouse was unveiled in Camden’s Stables Market.

The unveiling came on what would have been the Back to Black singer’s 31st birthday, three years after her premature death at the age of 27.

Fans from around the world flocked for a first glimpse of the statue, which has been placed near Amy’s Camden home to allow her to “oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever.”

Also there for the reveal were Amy’s parents, Mitch and Janis. Mitch had previous spoken about how his daughter was “in love” with the vibrant north London neighbourhood.

She was a regular at the Hawley Arms on Castlehgaven Road before her death, and since 2011 the pub has become a local shrine.

The statue, designed by artist Scott Eaton, was announced in August. It is made entirely of bronze, with a red rose placed on the singer’s famous beehive offering the only flash of colour.

It was originally to be placed in Camden’s Roundhouse but the venue was changed to make it more accessible for fans, according to Mitch Winehouse.

Images courtesy of Alex Miller.

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