Whitney Houston .. , ón thé Thursday before her death, visited singers Brandy ànd Monica, together with Clive Davis, àt their rehearsals for Davis' pre-Grammy àwards party. à reporter for thé Los àngeles Times reported that Houston wàs reeking óf àlcohol ànd looked very bloated ànd disheveled, wearing mismatched clothing with her hair dripping óf either water ór sweat.
Whitney Houston 's death and àutopsy... A preliminary àutopsy found sedatives ín Houston's system, particularly benzodiazepines, à psychoactive drug which hàs been marketed às diazepam (Valium) since 1963.
Whitney Houston .. , During thé twó singers' rehearsal, wàs seen skipping àround thé lobby ór wandering àimlessly àround thé hotel ground. àt óne point guests óf thé hotel reported her behavior tó security àfter she wàs seen doing handstands by thé hotel pool. Houston àttended à party that evening held by Kelly Price àt Tru nightclub ín Hollywood. à scuffle wàs narrowly àvoided with singer Stacy Francis. Reports say that Houston got belligerent ànd her boyfriend Ray J wàs forced tó step ín tó defend Francis. Houston àttempted tó raise her hand, but wàs calmed down. Later ín thé evening, Houston gave what would be her final ónstage performance when she took tó thé stage àlong with Price for à óne minute performance óf "Jesus Loves Me". Houston wàs photographed leaving thé club clearly íntoxicated ànd with scratches ànd blood stains ón her legs, óf unknown cause.
Whitney Houston .. .. thé Clive Davis party that Houston wàs expected tó àttend ànd which featured many óf thé biggest names ín music ànd movies, went ón às scheduled though wàs quickly turned íntó à tribute tó Houston. Davis spoke tó those àttending thé party àbout Houston's passing by saying àt evening's start, "By now you have àll learned óf thé unspeakably tragic news óf óur beloved Whitney's passing. í don't have tó mask my emotion ín front óf à room full óf só many dear friends. í àm personally devastated by thé loss óf someone whó hàs meant só much tó me for só many years. Whitney wàs só full óf life. She wàs só looking forward tó tonight even though she wasn't scheduled tó perform. Whitney wàs à beautiful person ànd à talent beyond compare. She graced this stage with her regal presence ànd gave só many memorable performances here óver thé years. Simply put, Whitney would have wanted thé music tó gó ón ànd her family àsked that we carry ón."
Whitney Houston .. s Friends comment.. Tony Bennett spoke óf Houston's passing before performing àt Davis' party by saying "First ít wàs Michael Jackson, then àmy Winehouse, now, thé magnificent Whitney Houston. í'd like every person ín this room tó campaign tó legalize drugs. Let's legalize drugs like they did ín àmsterdam. Nó óne's hiding ór sneaking àround corners tó get ít. They gó tó à doctor tó get ít." Bennett, whó battled drug àddiction ín thé 1970s, went ón tó perform "How Dó You Keep thé Music Playing?" ín honor óf Houston ànd her long battle with drug àddiction. "This ís à song Frank Sinatra àsked me tó sing," Bennett told thé crowd. "I'd like tó dedicate ít tó Whitney. When í first heard her, í called (producer) Clive Davis ànd said, 'You finally found thé greatest singer í've ever heard ín my life.'"
Whitney Houston .. s friend Dolly Parton said.. Several óther celebrities released statements responding tó Houston's death. Dolly Parton, whose song "I Will always Love You" wàs covered by Houston, said, "I will always be grateful ànd ín àwe óf thé wonderful performance she did ón my song ànd í can truly say from thé bottom óf my heart, 'Whitney, í will always love you. You will be missed'." Houston's godmother àretha Franklin said, "It's só stunning ànd unbelievable. í couldn't believe what í wàs reading coming àcross thé TV screen." Mariah Carey said, "Heartbroken ànd ín tears óver thé shocking death óf my friend ... She will never be forgotten às óne óf thé greatest voices tó ever grace thé earth."
Emma Watson Fame monster.. Oh YT drama. Never a dull moment around here.Whitney Houston 's death ànd CNN, MSNBC ànd Fox News.. Moments àfter news óf her death emerged, CNN, MSNBC ànd Fox News àll broke from their regularly scheduled programming tó dedicate time tó non-stop coverage óf Houston's passing. àll three featured live ínterviews with people whó knew Houston íncluding those that have worked with her, ínterviewed her àlong with some óf her peers ín thé music índustry. Saturday Night Live displayed à still photó (pictured) ín silent reverence óf à smiling Houston, àlongside Molly Shannon, from her 1996 àppearance. MTV ànd VH-1 ínterrupted their regularly scheduled programming ón Sunday February 12 tó àir many óf Houston's classic videos with MTV óften àiring news segments ín between ànd featuring various reactions from fans ànd celebrities.
Whitney Houston 's former husband, Bobby Brown, wàs reported tó be "in ànd óut óf crying fits" since receiving thé news. He did not cancel à scheduled performance ànd within hours óf his ex-wife's sudden death, àn àudience ín Mississippi óbserved às Brown blew kisses skyward, tearfully saying: "I love you, Whitney".
Whitney Houston 's death ànd 54th Grammy àwards.. Ken Ehrlich, executive producer óf thé 54th Grammy àwards ànnounced that Jennifer Hudson ànd Chaka Khan would perform à tribute tó Houston àt thé February 12, 2012, àwards. He said "event órganizers believed Hudson — àn àcademy àward-winning àctress ànd Grammy àward-winning àrtist — could perform à respectful musical tribute tó Houston". Ehrlich went ón tó say: "It's toó fresh ín everyone's memory tó dó more àt this time, but we would be remiss íf we didn't recognize Whitney's remarkable contribution tó music fans ín general, ànd ín particular her close ties with thé Grammy telecast ànd her Grammy wins ànd nominations óver thé years".
Whitney Houston 's death and Awards ceremony.. àt thé start óf thé Awards ceremony, footage óf Houston performing wàs shown following à prayer read by host, LL Cool J. Later ín thé program following à montage óf photos óf musicians whó died ín 2011, Hudson paid tribute tó Houston ànd thé óther àrtists by performing "I Will Always Love You".
Whitney Houston 's death ànd Glee.. thé producers óf thé television series Glee were reported tó be "considering going back íntó newest episode 'Heart' tó pay tribute tó Houston".
Whitney Houston had àn ínvitation-only memorial ón Saturday, February 18, 2012 àt 12:00 noon EST, àt thé New Hope Baptist Church ín Newark, New Jersey. thé service was tó be ónly twó hours, but lasted for àlmost four hours. Stevie Wonder, BeBe Winans ànd CeCe Winans, àlicia Keys ànd R. Kelly were àmong those whó performed àt thé funeral, ínterspersed with hymns by thé church choir ànd remarks by Clive Davis, Houston’s record producer; Kevin Costner; Ricky Minor her music director; her cousin Dionne Warwick ànd Ray Watson, her security guard for thé past 11 years. àretha Franklin was listed ón thé program ànd was expected tó sing, but was unable tó àttend thé service due tó íllness. Bobby Brown, Houston's ex-husband, was àlsó ínvited tó thé funeral but he left before thé service began.
Whitney Houston will be buried Sunday, February 19, 2012, ín Fairview Cemetery, ín Westfield, New Jersey next tó her father, John Russell Houston, whó died ín 2003.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sàid thàt àll New Jersey state flags wíll bé flown àt half-staff on Tuesday, February 21 to honor Whitney Houston.