Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled In Camden
Life-size bronze memorial for tragic singer goes on display in North London...
A life-sized likeness of the late singer Amy Winehouse has been uncovered in Camden, North London.
The tragic singer's parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse were present to unveil the bronze statue on the day that would have marked her 31st birthday.
Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011, in her nearby home in Camden.
Hundreds of fans gathered for the unveiling ceremony, some reportedly coming from as far afield as Hawaii.
Veteran actress Barbara Windsor, a personal friend of Winehouse, gave a speech as the statue was revealed.
"I've been in this business for 66 years now and I've had many honours throughout my career, but this is the greatest honour," she said.
"I was one of the fortunate people who got to know Amy in the last few years of her too short life.
"Not only was she one of the greatest talents that this country has ever produced, she was a warm, lovely kind and fun lady.
"She was what we call in our business a superb bird, that's what she was. Amy loved Camden with a passion and Camden loved her so it's only right her presence should remain here."
Created by sculptor Scott Eaton, the statue features a live red rose in the singer's hair.