On what would have been the day she turned 31, a statue of the late singer Amy Winehouse was unveiled in London.The life-size brass sculpture, which stands at the Camden Stables, was revealed on 14 September by Amy's mother and father, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, who were involved in its design.EastEnders star Barbara Windsor, who developed a close relationship with Amy before she passed away, and the man behind the work of art, Scott Eaton, were also present to reveal the monument to the public for the first time.
Amy Winehouse would have 31 on 14 September
"It is incredibly emotional to see Amy immortalised like this," said Mitch during the memorial's presentation. "But Scott has done an amazing job in capturing her. It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time. "The Winehouse family are very grateful to Scott and we really hope Amy's fans love the statue," he added. "We want to remind everyone of her talent and that her legacy, through her music and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, carries on. "Camden meant a lot to Amy and vice versa and to have her forever standing at the heart of the hustle and bustle of that area just fits."
"Camden meant a lot to Amy and vice versa," said Mitch Winehouse
In August Mitch spoke about how the statue of his famous daughter came into being. "I had a meeting with Camden council and they told me they don't usually allow statues until 20 years after someone has died," he said "But in Amy's case they made an exception. "Initially the statue was going to be erected outside the Camden Roundhouse, but the Stables was chosen to allow for greater accessibility. "We want to try and get people away from Camden Square where Amy's house was because although it was a lovely house and she loved it there, it's got bad memories for everyone including her fans," he said, referring to the home where Amy was found dead in July 2011. "By taking the focal point back into the stables it will create a better atmosphere and people will be able to remember Amy how she was."