LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An Amy Winehouse tribute statue was unveiled September 14 in London.
The life-size sculpture depicts the singer with her signature beehive hairdo, and stands in the center of Camden Stables, a market near her last home. The ceremony took place on what would have been her 31st birthday, with parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse, friends and fans in attendance.
"It is incredibly emotional to see Amy immortalized like this, but [artist] Scott [Eaton] has done an amazing job in capturing her," Mitch told the crowd. "It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time. The Winehouse family are very grateful to Scott and we really hope Amy's fans love the statue."
"We want to remind everyone of her talent and that her legacy, through her music and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, carries on," he continued. "Camden meant a lot to Amy and vice versa and to have her forever standing at the heart of the hustle and bustle of that area just fits."
Mitch Winehouse has said the statue was partially intended to redirect fans from his daughter's last residence in Camden Square. Amy Winehouse died of accidental alcohol poisoning at age 27, and was discovered in her home July 23, 2011.