Amy Winehouse sculpture unveiled in London
Friends, family and fans of the late Amy Winehouse gathered in the Camden neighborhood of London on Sunday to celebrate the unveiling of her life-sized bronze sculpture.
The “Rehab” artist died in 2011 at age 27 from alcohol poisoning. Sunday would have been her 31st birthday.
The piece was commissioned by Winehouse’s father, Mitch. “Amy statue unveiling 11 a.m. sharp ... come and join us,” he tweeted on Sunday.
The statue is located in the Stables Market in London, which Winehouse called home for many years.
“I hope [it] is a fitting tribute from a father to his daughter,” wrote artist Scott Eaton on his website. “I have immense respect for Amy as an artist and wish she was still making music.”
Eaton’s statue shows Winehouse sporting one of her signature looks: A red rose in her beehive hairdo and a Star of David necklace.
The artist posted a photo of a crowd of people snapping photos of the statue in Camden.
Fans also took to social media to post their reactions to the statue, many using the hashhag #AmyStatue.
“Very emotional unveiling of the Amy Winehouse statue. We miss you Amy x,” wrote one Twitter user.
"#AmyStatue what a moving ceremony today,” wrote another.
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