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"Today would have been Amy Winehouse’s 31st birthday. She tragically passed away a little over three years ago, and today her life is celebrated with a life-size statue unveiled in London. Fans gathered by the hundreds to see the unveiling of the bronze statue, made by artist Scott Eaton.
Barbara Windsor, actress and friend of Amy, was there for the unveiling and said it was a fitting tribute. “I was one of the fortunate people who got to know Amy in the last few years of her too short life. Not only was she one of the greatest talents that this country has ever produced, she was a warm, lovely kind and fun lady. She was what we call in our business a superb bird, that’s what she was. Amy loved Camden with a passion and Camden loved her so it’s only right her presence should remain here.”
“I feel sad, very, very sad. We shouldn’t be here but we are. This is the reality and we’ve just got to make the most of it. So this statue is part of making the most of it.” – Mitch Winehouse
Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse, who played an active role and getting the statue designed and placed in Camden, was also there. “It’s a day of incredibly mixed emotions,” he said. “They don’t put statues up for people who are with us anymore so it reinforces the fact that physically she’s gone but spiritually she’ll never leave us. I feel sad, very, very sad. We shouldn’t be here but we are. This is the reality and we’ve just got to make the most of it. So this statue is part of making the most of it. Getting people to come here, spend some time with Amy and put a flower in her hair and remember her in a very positive way. That, for me, is wonderful.”
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