Amy Winehouse To Have A London Road Named After Her

Amy Winehouse looks set to have a road named after her in north London, almost two years after the singer died.

Residents in Kings Cross have been asked to submit their own ideas for who they should name the new street after, and, as it is very close to Winehouse’s former home in Camden, she is believed to be favorite.

Other names being considered are the infamous author Charles Dickens and Frankenstein writer Mary Shelley, but Winehouse’s fans have now submitted the name, “Winehouse Street,” and it is being considered by those heading the project.

Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, has supported the project, stating, “To think that our surname would be indelibly linked with London through the naming of a street after Amy is remarkable. We’re a London family through and through and it would be a tremendous honour if we do become a literal part of the fabric of this great city.”

Mitch has been protecting his daughter’s legacy recently, speaking ill of Beyonce and Andre 3000’s rendition of Amy’s, “Back to Black.”

He took to his Twitter account and stated, “I just heard the Andre part of Back to Black. Terrible. He should have let Beyonce do it all. Mitch.” The song has been recorded for the upcoming movie, The Great Gatsby, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel by Baz Luhrmann starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Toby Maguire.

Other tributes planned for Winehouse include a statue that is due to erected in Camden in 2014. It has been designed by the artist Scott Eaton, and she will also be honored when Camden’s Walk of Fame opens later in 2013.

Meanwhile, a documentary movie is also in the works and will be directed by Asif Kapadia, the filmmaker behind 2011’s critically acclaimed, Senna, which told the story of Brazilian Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna.

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