Amy Winehouse’s sudden death has leveled her fans and musical peers alike.
Tony Bennett, 84, recorded a duet with Amy Winehouse.
In a statement to Us Weekly, the legendary singer calls his late friend “an artist of immense proportions. I am deeply saddened to learn of her tragic passing.”
“She was an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist and I am truly devastated that her exceptional talent and has come to such an early end,” Bennett continues. “She was a lovely and intelligent person and when we recorded together she gave a soulful and extraordinary performance.”
Bennett and Winehouse recorded the classic “Body and Soul” at Abbey Road Studios in London.
“I was honored to have the opportunity to sing with her,” Bennett shared with Us. “It had been my sincere hope that she would be able to overcome the issues she was battling and I send my deepest sympathy to her father Mitchell, her entire family and all of those who loved her.”
Amy’s friend Kelly Osbourne used Twitter to reveal her devastation over the news. Osbourne, 26, Tweeted
MissKellyO “i cant even breath right my now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!”
Ms. Winehouse was found dead in her Camden Square apartment.
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