Sunday, on what would have been Amy Winehouse’s 31st birthday, the late singer’s parents unveiled a statue in the London borough of Camden honoring her life.
“It’s a day of incredibly mixed emotions,” Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, told The Guardian. “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.” Winehouse died in 2011 from accidental alcohol poisoning.
Scott Eaton is the sculptor behind the statue, which portrays Winehouse with her signature beehive hairstyle and a live red rose stuck in her hair. “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,” said Mitch, who was involved in the statue’s installation—”that, for me, is wonderful.”