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Amy Winehouse to get a statue?

Late singer Amy Winehouse`s parents are planning to erect a bronze statue of the singer in Camden. The family of the Back To Black star, who died last July after a long battle with alcohol and substance abuse...

music Updated: Sep 06, 2012 17:11 IST
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Late singer Amy Winehouse`s parents are planning to erect a bronze statue of the singer in Camden.

The family of the Back To Black star, who died last July after a long battle with alcohol and substance abuse, are in talks with staff at the Roundhouse where the proposed statue would be located.

Amy`s father Mitch Winehouse said that the family had initially wanted to place a memorial bench close to her Camden Square home, reported Sun Online.

"Amy was in love with Camden but for us, it is a place that we associate with both heartbreak and love, because we loved Amy dearly. We wanted to have a bench in her memory outside her house in Camden Square, but there are so many hoops you have to jump through to do that," he said.

Mitch`s second wife Jane confirmed that the family were now considering placing a statue outside the Chalk Farm Road venue where the singer last performed.

"We`re in very early discussions. It wouldn`t go up till at least 2013, but for those who loved Amy`s music and all those who knew her around Camden, it`ll be something very special to remember her by," Jane said.

Mitch described his vision of the statue while at a project launch at the London Irish Centre in Camden Square earlier this week.

"It will be bronze, life size, and on the first-floor balcony next to the Roundhouse bar. We`d like to have Amy leaning over the balcony and looking, and perhaps pointing, towards Camden Town from Chalk Farm Road."