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London is now home to a life-size Amy Winehouse statue

London has a new tribute to the late Amy Winehouse: a bronze statue of the singer.

The statue was unveiled Sunday in Camden, north London, on what would have been Winehouse's 31st birthday. The statue, which portrays Winehouse in her signature beehive hairstyle, comes three years after her death.

Scott Eaton, the sculptor behind the tribute, told the BBC that the statue echoes Winehouse's "attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity."

Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, attended the unveiling, and Mitch Winehouse told the BBC that seeing the statue was "incredibly emotional" and that Eaton did an "amazing job in capturing her."

"It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time," Mitch Winehouse told the BBC. "We really hope Amy's fans love the statue."

Winehouse, who had struggled with alcohol and drug abuse, was found dead in 2011 in her London home. Her death was attributed to accidental alcohol poisoning. Since Winehouse's death, her family has created a foundation to help young people with problems such as addiction. -Meghan DeMaria