Winehouse s family in talks for statue
Amy Winehouse. Picture: AP Photo/Matt Dunham.

Amy Winehouse's parents are in talks to install a bronze memorial statue of their daughter at London music venue The Roundhouse.

The star's father Mitch, mother Janis and stepmother Jane hope bosses at the concert hall will allow the life-size sculpture to stand on the first-floor balcony next to the building's bar.

They are adamant Winehouse, who died from alcohol poisoning last July, would appreciate a tribute at the venue as it is close to where she lived after shooting to fame.

"Amy was in love with Camden. But for us, it is a place that we associate with heartbreak and love, because we loved Amy dearly," Mitch Winehouse tells British newspaper the Camden New Journal.

"We wanted to have a bench in her memory outside her house in Camden Square, but there are so many hoops you have to jump through to do that, planning permission for one. We did speak to the residents' association for Camden Square and there was no opposition from neighbours, but it's a residential street."

The singer's stepmother Jane adds, "We're in very early discussions. So it wouldn't go up till at least 2013, but for those who loved Amy's music and all those who knew her around Camden, it'll be something very special to remember her by."

A spokesman for the music venue says, "We have been in talks with Mitch Winehouse about this, and it's an idea we are entirely in support of. We are in the initial stages of the discussion process at the moment."

The West Australian

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