Amy Winehouse is honoured with a new statue

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Amy Winehouse has been honoured with a statue on what would have been her 31st birthday. The bronze statue, which was designed by Scott Eaton,  is located in the Camden Town neighborhood in London where Winehouse lived.

Amy Winehouse debuted on the music scene in 2003 with Frank. Some popular songs included ‘Fuck Me Pumps’, ‘Stronger Than Me’, ‘You Sent Me Flying’, and ‘Help Yourself’. Three years later, Winehouse found her way onto the international statge  after she released the 50s and 60s inspired singles, ‘I’m No Good’ and the now infamous ‘Rehab’ off her second LP, Back to Black. The critically acclaimed album earned the singer multiple Grammy awards.

Unfortunately, as she became a bigger star, her problems with drugs and alcohol were pushed further and further into the spotlight as well. Winehouse died in July 2011 in her Camden Town home of what the coroner later determined was accidental alcohol poisoning. Since then family, friends, artists, and fans alike have mourned and paid their respects to the singer and lamented over her musical legacy.

After Winehouse died, the family started The Amy Winehouse Foundation to help other children and teens who may be facing battles with drug and alcohol abuse.

In a quote featured in Billboard.com’s article, Mitch Winehouse says, ‘It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time. We really hope Amy’s fans love the statue.’

Image Source: Associated Press

 

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