Amy Winehouse statue in Camden has been approved by councillors

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A life-sized bronze statue of Amy will be erected at The Roundhouse later this year.

Amy Winehouse

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Plans for a statue of Amy Winehouse have been approved by councillors in Camden, north London.

A life-sized bronze statue of the singer - who died on July 23 2011, aged just 27 - was approved at a meeting earlier this week according to the Camden New Journal, and will be installed in September this year.

Amy's father was supportive of the idea. Speaking to Sky News, he said: "Amy was in love with Camden, and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with. The family have always been keen to have a memorial for her in the place she loved the most, which will provide fans a place to visit and bring extra custom to local businesses.

"The Roundhouse seemed an obvious choice of location as Amy had a special relationship with the venue. She played there with Paul Weller when the venue re-opened in October 2006 and her last public performance was on the same stage just days before she passed away in July 2011."

The statue will not be lit up at night to try and prevent people from gathering on the street after dark.

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