Stars Attend Amy Winehouse Gala
New York City last night played host to the Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards. The gala welcomed a number of stars including Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Mark Ronson, Salaam Remi and Jennifer Hudson, along with the late great singer’s father, mother and brother and ex-boyfriend Reg Traviss…
Bennett revealed that despite the singer passing at the tender age of 27, he does not believe her death to be tragic as she lived a complete life and was able to achieve her dream of becoming a respected musician.
“Her dream was to become a famous and a beautiful singer, and she accomplished that,” said the 86-year-old artist.
“Even though she had a short life, she had a great life because she ended up praying for the success that she wanted, and it happened.”
The foundation established in her name, which was launched in Europe in 2011 and last year in the US, assists disadvantaged youths.
She was last night awarded the lifetime achievement award.
Words: Alya Mooro (@moorizZLA)