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09/15/2014 08:51 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Life-Size Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled In London

Sunday, Sept. 14 would have been singer Amy Winehouse's 31st birthday. To honor her memory, hundreds of fans gathered in Camden, North London to help unveil a life-size statue of Winehouse.

The bronze memorial, made by sculptor Scott Eaton, features Winehouse's signature hairstyle, a red rose and a star of David necklace. Eaton told the BBC that he meant for the statue to reflect her "attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity."

The "Back to Black" singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, had been involved with the statue's planning and told the Guardian, "It's a day of incredibly mixed emotions. They don't put statues up for people who are with us anymore so it reinforces the fact that physically she's gone but spiritually she'll never leave us. I feel sad, very, very sad." Winehouse died in 2011 at 27 years old of alcohol poisoning.

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