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Amy Winehouse gets memorial in hometown

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A life-size bronze statue of the late Jewish singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse will be erected in the London neighborhood where she lived.

The statue, showing Winehouse leaning against a wall with her hand on her hip, will stand in a market in the Camden neighborhood near where she died in 2011. It will go up Sept. 14, which would have been her 31st birthday.

Winehouse, whose hits included 2006’s Grammy Award-winning “Back to Black,” died at 27 of alcohol poisoning.

Her father, Mitch Winehouse, said his family was “keen to have a memorial for her in the place she loved the most [Camden], which will provide fans a place to visit and attract people to the area.” — jta


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