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Bennett, Belafonte, Hudson at Winehouse gala

 Singer Tony Bennett attends the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala on Thursday March 21, 2013, at the Waldorf Astoria Starligh...
 From left, Mitch Winehouse, Janis Winehouse and singer Tony Bennett attend the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala on Thursday ...
 Musician Mitch Winehouse wears a vest with the image of his daughter, the late musician Amy Winehouse, at the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspirati...
 Musician Mitch Winehouse, left, and Janis Winehouse, right, attend the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala on Thursday March 21...

Amy Winehouse Foundation Awards NY

Singer Tony Bennett attends the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala on Thursday March 21, 2013, at the Waldorf Astoria Starligh...

Amy Winehouse Foundation Awards NY

From left, Mitch Winehouse, Janis Winehouse and singer Tony Bennett attend the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala on Thursday ...

Amy Winehouse Foundation Awards NY

Musician Mitch Winehouse wears a vest with the image of his daughter, the late musician Amy Winehouse, at the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspirati...

Amy Winehouse Foundation Awards NY

Musician Mitch Winehouse, left, and Janis Winehouse, right, attend the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala on Thursday March 21...

Tony Bennett doesn't think Amy Winehouse's life was tragic. He believes the singer who died at age 27 lived a complete life because she was able to achieve her goal: becoming an accomplished musician.
Bennett was honored Thursday at the first Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala in New York. The 86-year-old said Winehouse "had a great life because she ended up praying for the success that she wanted, and it happened."
Harry Belafonte presented the award to Bennett and said Bennett introduced him to Winehouse's music.
The Grammy-winning Winehouse died in 2011 from accidental alcohol poisoning. Her foundation assists disadvantaged youth.
Jennifer Hudson performed at the event, earning a standing ovation from Bennett, who also sang. Attendees included Mark Ronson, Sean Lennon and Winehouse's father, mother and brother.


Updated : 2020-11-30 21:30 GMT+08:00