Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiling Postponed; Why Did 'Back To Black' Singer's Father Reject Bronze Tribute Design? [VIDEO]

By Stephanie Kristine Spencer September 9, 2013 4:55 PM EDT
British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London February 20, 2008. (Photo: Reuters)
British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London February 20, 2008. (Photo: Reuters)

A life-sized statue of late soul singer Amy Winehouse was supposed to be revealed to the European public at the Roundhouse this month, however the unveiling was delayed because Winehouse's father, Mitch, was not happy with the statue's appearance.

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The Roundhouse, which is reportedly one mile away from where Winehouse died of a drug and alcohol overdose, was to honor the singer with the statue as it was the last venue she performed at three days prior to her death.

When rumors began circulating about the Winehouse statue, Mitch told the London Evening Standard, "Amy was a wonderful person who did a lot for Camden and for kids. She was one of the greatest singers the world has ever known, so why shouldn't we put a statue up?"

Now the "Love is a Losing Game" singer's father is committed to making the statue immaculate in order to fully honor her memory. Former boyfriend of Winehouse, Reg Traviss, explained Mitch's wishes for the statue, saying, "He doesn't want anything to go up that he's not completely satisfied with. But obviously it's never going to look exactly like her."

Winehouse tragically passed away on July 23, 2011 after battling an extensive drug and alcohol problem. The singer shot to fame with her 2006 album, Back to Black," where she released major hits such as "Rehab."

The song infamously chronicled her battle with alcohol abuse, and the songstress was open with reporters when discussing her problem as well. "I do drink a lot. I think it's symptomatic of my depression," Winehouse said in an interview with The Album Chart Show. "I'm manic depressive, I'm not an alcoholic, which sounds like an alcoholic in denial."

Winehouse was just as candid describing her reaction when family and friends asked her to get help. ""I just felt, no," the troubled singer said. "Do they have a gym there? Who's going to feed my cats. Alcoholism is a horrible thing, but if you can't remember the practical issues, that's when you know you've got a real problem."

Watch Amy Winehouse's emotional acceptance speech when she won the Grammy for Record of the Year in 2011.

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