Amy Winehouse’s parents have revealed plans to erect a life-sized statue of the singer in the bar of Camden gig venue, The Roundhouse.
The family of the ‘Rehab’ singer, who died last year, following a long struggle with drug and alcohol abuse, are planning on creating a statue, placed outside the Roundhouse in Camden Town.
Amy’s father spoke to the Camden New Journal last week, claiming the family initially talked about erecting a memorial bench instead. Mitch Winehouse explained, "Amy was in love with Camden but for us, it is a place that we associate with [both] heartbreak and love, because we loved Amy dearly.
"It will be bronze, lifesize, and on the first-floor balcony next to the Roundhouse bar," he continued.
"[We'd like to have] Amy leaning over the balcony and looking, and perhaps pointing, towards Camden Town from Chalk Farm Road."
Mitch’s second wife Jane has confirmed the family are considering placing a bronze statue outside Camden Roundhouse, along Chalk Farm Road, where the singer last performed.
"We're in very early discussions," Jane said. "It wouldn't go up till at least 2013, but for those who loved Amy's music and all those who knew her around Camden; it'll be something very special to remember her by."
Amy Winehouse’s family are confident that the statue’s planning permission will be accepted, with a spokesman for the venue announcing that the Roundhouse is “entirely in support” of the idea.
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