"Amy was an integral part of Camden and still is..."
Amy Winehouse

Born and brought up in North London, Amy Winehouse was always closely tied to the Borough Of Camden.

Now a state of the late singer is to be unveiled in the area's famed Stables Market. A bustling collection of market stalls, shops, bars and restaurants, the area is one of Camden's true hubs.

News was confirmed by the 'Back To Black' artist's father Mitch Winehouse, who said: "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.

"It's a great honour to have the statue in the Stables" he continued. "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?"

Currently fans congregate on Amy Winehouse's former home in Camden Square, with the statue designed to pull admirers towards somewhere a little more positive.

"We want to try and get people away from Camden Square where Amy's house was because although it was a lovely house and she loved it there, it's got bad memories for everyone including her fans. By taking the focal point back into the stables it will create a better atmosphere and people will be able to remember Amy how she was. It's going to be a magnificent sculpture and we want it to be something positive to remember her by."

The statue of Amy Winehouse will be unveiled on September 14th - what would have been the singer's 31st birthday.

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