October 1, 2011 13:30
Tony Bennett: ‘Amy Winehouse knew that she wasn’t going to live’
He believes that alcohol was her biggest obstacle
Bennett stopped by The Daily Show on Thursday to discuss his new record ’Duets II’, where he also shared stories about recording the duet ’Body And Soul’ with Winehouse. The song, which you can listen to below, was released on September 14, which would have been her 28th birthday.
Just as the late singer’s father has attributed her death to alcohol, Bennett claimed that she knew she could not overcome her addiction.
Speaking to The Daily Show, Bennett said that she “knew that she was in a lot of trouble, that she wasn't gonna live. It wasn't drugs, it was alcohol till the end.
She was in trouble at that time. What people didn't realize at that time, she really knew, and in fact I didn't really know it when we were making the record. She knew she was in a lot of trouble, that she wasn't gonna' live. And it wasn't drugs. It was alcohol.
Proceeds from the duet have gone to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, but many of the donations made to the foundation had to be returned, due to a third party had registered the same name.
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