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2013-03-22 14:47
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New York - 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 honoured on 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.

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