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Tony Bennett Grieves Amy Winehouse's Death, Says She Was His Idol

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    Celebrated singer Tony Bennett says he regrets not being able to tell late songstress Amy Winehouse about how much he acknowledged her songs before she passed away.

    The Back To Black singer died in July 2011, resulting from an accidental alcohol poisoning.

    Amy Winehouse

    But Tony Bennett aging 90, feels he should have told Amy that she was his idol too, and he used to look up to her as a unique talent.

    "Should I have told her that I'd contended a little bit with drugs and alcohol myself and knew how you can fall into a bad cycle, but I also knew that you could bring yourself back?," Benett mentioned in his book.

    "Would it have made a difference if someone she considered an idol had said to her something like, 'You're my idol. You are a once-in-a-lifetime talent. Please don't take that from the world'," Bennett mentioned further.

    The Lady Is A Tramp singer also praised Amy for her "engaging, funny and charming" nature. He thought Amy would have loved to record songs with him.

    "Amy was engaging, funny, charming, and utterly professional but a little bit shy. She said she was nervous because she had never recorded a song with someone she considered to be one of her idols," Tony Bennett penned down in his book.

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