Today, Sept.14, Amy Winehouse was honored with a bronze statue on what would have been the “Rehab” singer’s 31st birthday.
The grammy- winners father, Mitch Winehouse, attended the unveiling of his daughters statue, located in Camden, London. The statue shows trademarks of Winehouse. Her beehive hair-do, winged eyeliner, retro dress and Star of David necklace.
Mitch Winehouse told reporters from the U.K. newspaper “The Telegraph“, “It’s a day of incredibly mixed emotions, ladies and gentlemen,”. “They don’t put statues up to people that are with us anymore, so it kind reinforces the fact that physically, she’s gone. But spiritually, she’ll never leave us.”
The sculptor of the singers statue, Scott Eaton, told U.K. newspaper “The Independent“, that the statue “had to capture Amy’s attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity.The hand on the hip, the turn of the head, the grabbing of the skirt, the turned in foot—these are all small elements that contribute to the personality of the piece,” he said.
Amy died in her apartment in Camden, at the age of 27, from accidental alcohol poisoning after dealing with substance abuse.