LONDON — A life-size bronze statue of late British Jewish singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse will be erected in the London neighborhood where she lived.
Winehouse, known for hits like 2006′s Grammy Award-winning “Back to Black,” died at age 27 of alcohol poisoning in 2011.
The statue will stand in a market in London’s Camden neighborhood, close to where she died. It will show Winehouse leaning against a wall with her hand on her hip and will go up on September 14, which would have been her 31st birthday.
“Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever,” Winehouse’s father Mitch said, according to a Thursday report in the Telegraph, a British daily. “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, designed by artist Scott Eaton, is the result of a collaboration between the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up by her family to help young people with problems including addiction, and camdenmarket.com.
AFP contributed to this report