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Today in Camden, north London, a crowd of fans witnessed the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of soul songstress Amy Winehouse. The statue features her Star of David necklace, her signature beehive, and a live red rose in her hair.

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The Guardian reports:

Fans travelled from mainland Europe and even Hawaii to get a first glimpse of the memorial on Sunday morning, which sculptor Scott Eaton said he hoped was "reflective and contemplative", breaking into loud applause as the black screen obscuring the statue was taken down and the grey blanket pulled away to reveal the statue posed with one hand on her hip.

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Illustration for article titled ​Hundreds of Fans Gather for Unveiling of Amy Winehouse Statue

Winehouse died just over three years ago at age 27 due to alcohol poisoning. Today would have been her 31st birthday.

Images via AP.

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