National News

Amy Winehouse to be commemorated with statue

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in north London. Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked. The late singer
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in north London. Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked. The late singer's family says the statue will be unveiled in Camden Town on Sept. 14, 2014, her 31st birthday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
— image credit:

By The Associated Press

LONDON - Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighbourhood where she lived and worked.

The late singer's family says the statue will be unveiled in Camden Town on Sept. 14, her 31st birthday.

The bronze likeness by Scott Eaton will stand in Camden's bustling market, which draws tourists from around the world with its food, craft and clothing outlets and street performers.

It had initially been slated for outside the nearby Roundhouse concert hall. But the singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, said Thursday that the new site would be more accessible for fans. He said that "now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever."

The beehived diva died at her Camden home in July 2011 from accidental alcohol poisoning. She was 27.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Virginia Smith takes mayoral seat by 315 votes
 
Pedestrian killed in Oliver
 
Go off the edge of the map with John Pollack at Cafe Langham
Girls Volleyball Provincials this week
 
Nelson knotweed problem mapped
 
Friday is Jersey Day in Nelson
Smith new director for Area J
 
Kelowna Siblings to watch themselves on Disney TV
 
Child poverty report card highlights needs of Penticton food bank and more

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.