Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled in North London
Mitch Winehouse poses as a statue of the late Amy Winehouse is unveiled in Camden Town on 14 September, 2014 in London DaveHogan/Getty Images

A life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse has been unveiled in the North London neighbourhood of Camden to honour the tragic singer.

The unveiling of the brass sculpture was done on what would have been the Rehab singer's 31st birthday.

Speaking at the ceremony in Camden, the singer's father Mitch Winehouse said, "It is incredibly emotional to see Amy immortalised like this, but (designer) Scott (Eaton) has done an amazing job in capturing her."

He continued, "It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time. The Winehouse family is very grateful to Scott and we really hope Amy's fans love the statue."

The singer's father also reminded fans of her talent and explained how much Camden meant to her.

"We want to remind everyone of her talent and that her legacy, through her music and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, carries on. Camden meant a lot to Amy and vice versa and to have her forever standing at the heart of the hustle and bustle of that area just fits."

"It's a day of incredibly mixed emotions," 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. I feel sad, very, very sad."

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27. Mitch Winehouse started the Amy Winehouse Foundation in her memory, which provides drug and alcohol support and educational services for young people struggling with substance abuse.