Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston to Receive Respectful Grammy Tribute

Source As the sad and sudden news of Whitney Houston's passing begins to set in, further developments continue to emerge regarding the 48-year-old singer's death and plans to remember her life. In a brief press conference, Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen confirmed that the singer died
in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel with police having received a 9-1-1 call from hotel security at 3:43 p.m before she was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.
"No obvious signs of foul play and no obvious signs of a cause of death," Rosen said, adding that a search warrant for the room is currently being sought.

Whitney was at the Beverly Hilton getting ready to perform tonight (February 11) at Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons.

Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that Miss Houston's longtime partner Bobby Brown is going "in and out of crying fits" while his band New Edition told TMZ that they are "shocked and saddened."

As for Sunday night's GRAMMY Awards, Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to pay tribute to the late "I Will Always Love You" singer.

“We’re very saddened, and we don’t want to rush into anything that wouldn’t be respectful,” executive producer Ken Erlich told CNN. “I’ve asked Jennifer Hudson to come, and we’re really at this moment talking about what she’s going to do. It’s going to be something respectful. It’s not going to be a full-blown tribute, that’s too early and it’s too fresh at this moment.”

“It’s going to be something respectful to Whitney’s memory. Knowing Whitney like I did, she was a great artist and a great performer, and she knew the importance of thrilling an audience, and that’s what we plan to do,” Erlich added. Below is video footage of Lt. Mark Rosen's press conference while you can see footage of Houston's final stage appearance in Here.

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