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Amy Winehouse cultural icon status confirmed

A Jewish museum has announced of Amy Winehouse’s cultural icon status. The local council also approved the plans to install a life-sized statue of the singer in her native Camden. The museum also confirmed that an exhibition will be held, which will be dedicated to her.

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A bronze statue of the singer will be installed by Scott Easton. The life-sized statue of Winehouse will be installed on the first floor of the balcony outside the Roundhouse on Chalk Farm Road. The star was found dead at her residence in July 2011 at the age of 27.

The ‘Rehab’ singer will also be honored with a 10-week exhibition at the Jewish Museum and also in London’s Camden, where she lived and socialized. The exhibition will showcase her first guitar as well as some of her clothes, Grammy Awards and records. ‘Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait’ will be put together by her brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva .

The exhibition will be open from July 3, 2013 and will run until September 15, 2013. Amy’s brother Alex said that the ‘Back to Black’ singer was someone who was incredibly proud of her Jewish – London roots and while other families would go to the seaside on a sunny day, they would always go down to the East End.

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