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  • 21 August 2014, 8:19

Winehouse To Look Over Her Beloved Camden

A life-sized statue of Amy Winehouse with her trademark beehive hairstyle will be unveiled in Camden.

The Back To Black singer will be immortalised when the bronze is shown to the public on September 14 - which would have been her birthday.

The original plan was for the statue to be placed in the Roundhouse music venue in Camden Town, north London, but it will now be in the nearby Stables Market.

Winehouse fought a public battle with drink and drugs and was found dead, aged 27, at her home in the capital in 2011.

Her family set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help young people with problems including addiction.

"The Roundhouse would have been great as Amy and the Foundation have a great affinity with the venue, but it would not always have been accessible for fans, we wanted people to be able to see it, touch and interact," her father Mitch said.

"Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever.

"Amy was in love with Camden and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with."

The statue was made by sculptor Scott Eaton.

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