Expect a heartfelt tribute at tonight’s Grammys in response to the passing of Whitney Houston. Chaka Kahn and Jennifer Hudson will be performing a tribute to honour the singer, who was found dead last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
While details of Whitney Houston’s passing have yet to emerge, authorities have confirmed that there were no signs of fowl play, and that she was discovered by her entourage on Saturday afternoon. Murmurs of a drug overdose and subsequent drowning have begun to swell, but authorities have commented that upon finding the tragic pop star, there were “no obvious signs of a cause of death.”
Tonight, we can expect the tears to flow. Despite Clive Davis’ party going on as planned yesterday (Whitney Houston was scheduled to perform), the Grammys will undoubtedly have a somber tone – especially since Whitney Houston was last seen publicly on Thursday, looking “agitated, bloated and disheveled, flitting erratically around the ballroom with wet hair and mismatched clothes,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
However, Kelly Price sang with Whitney Houston later that night and said that nothing was wrong: “She was singing, she was dancing, she was laughing, she was playing,” said Price. “I’m always going to remember her just like that because that’s the Whitney I always had the pleasure of being around.”
Here’s hoping those aspects – as well as Whitney Houston’s voice and her pop culture impact – are what remains on people’s minds. Expect to tear up during tonight’s Grammy performance.