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London council approves Amy Winehouse statue plans

Plans to erect a statue of Amy Winehouse in north London have officially been given the go-ahead by local authorities, who initially raised concerns about the project.

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The tragic singer's father, Mitch, previously revealed he was working on having a sculpture of his daughter installed in the Camden neighborhood where she lived after shooting to fame, and he wanted to unveil the tribute next year, on what would have been Amy's 31st birthday.

Supporters of the project faced opposition from members of the Camden Town Conservation Authority, amid fears that the artwork, by artist Scott Eaton, would attract crowds to gather in the street.

However, during a meeting last week, Camden Council officials approved plans to place the statue on a balcony at the town's Roundhouse venue after Mitch agreed the sculpture would not be lit up at night.

The "Rehab" singer, who died in 2011, is also set for two other posthumous honors -- she will be the subject of a special exhibition at the Jewish Museum in London from July 3 - Sept. 15, and she will be awarded the first star on London's Music Walk of Fame this September to mark what would have been her 30th birthday.

May 14, 2013 12:55PM
avatar people are mean! Amy was a talented artist who was still loved by her family and many fans. She paid the ultimate price for her addictions...what more do you want???
May 14, 2013 8:02AM
Stop judging her personal life. Don't you judge her life, but her huge musical talent. Amy was an incredible singer / songwriter and she had the most amazing voice ever in my opinion.  Her wonderful music has influenced so many other great singers. Amy has left an indelible mark in the world of music. 
yes because another drunken drug headed skank needs to be celebrated.
May 13, 2013 5:19PM
When I list all of the wonderful people who should have statues erected in their honor...she wouldn't even be on it! What a stupid idea...a crackhead who died from drinking herself to death..ya, that's who we should admire..........
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