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Amy Winehouse Statue To Be Unveiled in London

A life-size, bronze statue of late singer Amy Winehouse will be erected in the London borough of Camden this September.
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in north London. Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

By// Mariah Craddick

A life-size, bronze statue of late singer Amy Winehouse will be erected in the London borough of Camden, according to the Camden New Journal. The Camden Council approved the plans to install the statue even amid objections that the timing of the tribute was “so soon after her death.”

The figure, which dons Winehouse’s famous beehive hairdo, will be installed at Camden’s Roundhouse this September.

According to Sky News, Winehouse’s father Mitch was fully on board with the decision.

“Amy was in love with Camden, and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with,” he said. “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 bring extra custom to local businesses.”