A bronze statue of Amy Winehouse was unveiled in London on Sunday on what would have been the 31st birthday of the late Grammy-winning singer.
Her father and mother, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, attended the public ceremony at which the life-sized statue was displayed, complete with her trademark beehive hairdo and winged eye-liner.
“It’s a day of incredibly mixed emotions, ladies and gentlemen,” Mitch told reporters, according to the U.K. newspaper The Telegraph. “They don’t put statues up to people that are with us anymore, so it kind reinforces the fact that physically, she’s gone. But spiritually, she’ll never leave us.”
Camden is home to many musicians and other artists. Winehouse gave her final performance there prior to being found dead in her Camden apartment in 2011 at age 27 from accidental alcohol poisoning after battling substance abuse for years. The unveiling took place near the neighborhood’s popular Stables Market.
“Camden meant a lot to Amy and vice versa,” Mitch said. “To have her forever standing at the heart of the hustle and bustle of that area just fits.”
He said in a Facebook post published a day earlier that “now Amy will oversee the comings & goings of her home town forever.”
Here’s a video of the unveiling: