Whitney Houston’s sudden passing, already one year ago, will be acknowledged at her mentor Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy celebration this weekend in L.A.. Whitney Houston’s death shocked the world on Feb. 11, 2012, when the incomparable songstress’ voice was untimely silenced. Davis’ Grammy party went on in part last year because, “Whitney would have wanted it that way”, according to MTV today.
Whitney’s musical guru, Clive Davis, soldiered on a year ago, just hours after her body was discovered lifeless in a suite in the same Beverly Hilton hotel in which the Grammy Awards, and his party, were about to be held.
Houston was intent on attending the event, as she had done numerous times in the past. There was talk that grieving Clive Davis would cancel his annual celebration, given the horrible turn of events, but eventually it was decided that the show should go on.
With the one year anniversary of Whitney's death approaching, Davis is finally looking back on the events of that sad February day. That night, when Clive had to swallow his grief and carry on with his show, was tough to say the least.
Davis said that this year's party, set for this Saturday, Feb. 9, will once again focus on Houston's profuse talents. However, it will also be a celebration of the Grammy Awards and the music they celebrate.
This year Clive will get the chance to champion his once protégé, sadly missed by throngs of fans. Click here, or the link on the left, to hear Whitney’s still angelic voice.