The AP reports Amy Winehouse was honored with a life-sized statue on Sunday, Sept. 14—what would have been her 31st birthday—in Camden Town, her neighborhood in north London.

Amy Winehouse died three years ago at the age of 27 after struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. According to the BBC, her father Mitch Winehouse led the ceremony for her in Camden Town—a place he says she was "in love with." He spoke about his emotional response to the sculpture:

"It is incredibly emotional to see Amy immortalized like this, but [sculptor Scott Eaton] has done an amazing job in capturing her. 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."

According to the Guardian, Mitch added that he plans to visit the statue from time to time, saying, "It was difficult to see the sculpture at first but I'm getting used to it. It looks just beautiful."

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