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Amy's statue features trademark Star of David

OUR GIRL: Mitch and Janis Winehouse at the unveiling of Amy's statue

THE parents of Amy Winehouse attended the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of the star, on what would have been her 31st birthday.

The 175cm statue, based in Camden's Stables Market, features high heels and the Jewish star's trademark beehive hairdo and Star of David necklace.

It was sculpted by London-based artist Scott Eaton after he was introduced to Amy's father Mitch, pictured at the unveiling with ex-wife Janis.

Mr Eaton said: "I've always been a fan of Amy's music and have the utmost respect for her as an artist. From a sculptor's perspective, Amy has an amazing style and energy."

Mitch described seeing the statue as "incredibly emotional," but said its creator had "done an amazing job in capturing her".

He added: "It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time. We really hope Amy's fans love the statue."

The Back to Black singer's mum Janis published Loving Amy: A Mother's Story (Bantam Press, 18.99) this week.

She reveals in her book how she wears Amy's Star of David necklace, which is featured on the statue.

"I never take it off," she wrote. "I wear her ring too. On some days I even wear her clothes - her t-shirts - and I feel closer to her."

She added: "I choose not to mourn Amy . . . Hers is the only voice that spurs me upstairs and on to my exercise bike to go through the workouts I do to alleviate the discomfort of my MS."

Following her death on July 23, 2011, the family set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help tackle the impact of drugs and alcohol misuse on young people.


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