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Camden to get Amy Winehouse statue

2012-06-08 20:15
 Amy Winehouse

London - A life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse could be put up in a venue near her home.

Plans are being considered for the singer, who died in her house in Camden, North London, last year, to be remembered with a monument at the Roundhouse concert hall.

A spokesperson for the venue said: "We think it's important that Amy's contribution to music is recognised in Camden, but the idea is in its early stages of development at the moment."

The Back To Black star, who fought a lengthy drink and drugs battle, was a well-known on the area's music scene.

'Getting the money'

Her father Mitch told the Camden New Journal: "It will be bronze, life-size, and on the first-floor balcony next to the Roundhouse bar. What we'd like to have is Amy leaning over the balcony and looking, and perhaps pointing, towards Camden Town from Chalk Farm Road."

The family is confident in gaining planning permission but are unsure about how it will be funded.

Mitch continued: "It's just getting the money for it. If there are any corporations in Camden that would like to sponsor it then they'd be very welcome to get in touch."

He added: "Amy was in love with Camden but for us, it is a place that we associate with 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."

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