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Amy Winehouse sculpture to be installed in Camden Market

The memorial will be a life-size brass depiction of the singer

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A brass sculpture of Amy Winehouse is to be installed at Camden market, London.

The life-size memorial has been designed by Scott Eaton and will be erected at the Stables market, nor far from the house where the singer died in July 2011.

The monument was originally going to be located at the Roundhouse venue, but a decision has now been taken to move it to the market to make it more accessible.

Amy's father Mitch Winehouse said the site was a more positive memorial for his daughter, and will divert fans paying respects to the singer away from her former house, which he says has "bad memories for everyone".

"It's a great honour to have the statue in the Stables. Amy was an integral part of Camden and still is, so you couldn't really think of putting a statue for her anywhere else, could you really?" he told The Guardian.

"I had a meeting with Camden council and they told me they don't usually allow statues until 20 years after someone has died, but in Amy's case they made an exception," he added.

Last year, venues across Camden marked what would have been the singer's 30th birthday with a month of events dedicated to the Back to Black singer. In July, the Jewish Museum in Camden opened a 10-week exhibition titled 'Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait' in her honour.

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