Legendary Singer Tony Bennett Says Amy Winehouse Knew She Would Die Soon
01. October 2011
Legendary singer Tony Bennett revealed even before her death, British singing star Amy Winehouse already knew that she would die early.
Guesting before The Daily Show hosted by Jon Stewart, Bennett said in a chance talk he had with Winehouse before her death, she told him that she had been into a lot of trouble and believe that her days on earth are already numbered. Bennett said he did not mind her revelation until the shocking news on the death of Winehouse.
He said Winehouse is a good singer and a huge loss to the music industry. Winehouse is an English singer-songwriter known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz. Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, Frank, was critically successful in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British female to win five Grammys,including three of the “Big Four”: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.On 14 February 2007, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album.
She won the Ivor Novello Award three times, one in 2004 for Best Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for “Stronger Than Me”, one in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for “Rehab”, and one in 2008 for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for “Love Is a Losing Game”, among other distinctions. The album was the third biggest seller of the 2000s in the United Kingdom.
Winehouse was credited as an influence in the rise in popularity of female musicians and soul music, and also for revitalising British music. Winehouse’s distinctive style made her a muse for fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld. Winehouse’s problems with drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and her self-destructive behaviours were regular tabloid news from 2007 until her death.
She and her former husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were plagued by legal troubles that left him serving prison time. In 2008, Winehouse faced a series of health complications that threatened both her career and her life.