A life-size statue of Amy Winehouse will be unveiled in the heart of the singer’s London neighborhood, the Standard reported.
English singer-songwriter Amy Jade Winehouse (1983–2011) did deep, contralto vocals and sang an eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae. She was born in north London, to Jewish parents.
After years of abusing drugs and alcohol, Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011. In 2012, Winehouse was ranked 26th on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women In Music. The BBC has called her “the pre-eminent vocal talent of her generation”.
Sculptor Scott Eaton’s life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse will be unveiled in Camden’s Stables Market in London on her birthday, September 14.
The Winehouse family set up a foundation in her name to support young people with problems, including addiction.
The statue was going to be placed in the nearby Roundhouse, but her father, Mitch, said it would “not always have been accessible for fans, ” according to the Standard.
“We wanted people to be able to see it, touch and interact, ” he said. “Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town for ever. The family have always been keen to have a memorial in the place she loved the most, which will provide fans a place to visit and attract people.”