Amy Winehouse Statue Gets Green Light
A life-size statue of the late singer Amy Winehouse is set to be placed near the Camden home where she died after the local council approved the plans.
The bronze is expected to be erected on the balcony of the Roundhouse music venue around September despite objections from some conservationists who think it is too early for a memorial.
The statue is of the star in a short dress with her trademark beehive hairstyle. It has been agreed that the Scott Eaton design will not be lit up at night to prevent crowds gathering.
Winehouse, 27, had a famous affinity with the building and the whole Camden area.
The venue was where she made her last public performance and she played there with Paul Weller when it was re-opened in 2006.
Winehouse accidentally drank herself to death at her north London house in July 2011, a coroner ruled in January.
St Pancras Coroners Court heard there had been no suspicious circumstances and no evidence of illicit drugs in her system.
Her father, Mitch, said: “Amy was in love with Camden, and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with. 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.