Jennifer Hudson’s emotional tribute to Whitney Houston at last night’s Grammys still gives us goosebumps. She sang the cover “I Will Always Love You,” a hit from “The Bodyguard” soundtrack, in honor of the pop-legend who passed away unexpectedly on the eve of the awards ceremony. Hudson changed the lyrics at the end, singing “Whitney, we love, we love you.” The performance was spot-on, and Houston was one tough act to follow.
Her death clouded over the 54th annual Grammy Awards. LL Cool J opened the show with a prayer, addressing “our sister Whitney” and “the death in our family.”
Police confirmed the 48-year-old was found in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on Saturday afternoon, underwater and unconscious. She was supposed to attend a pre-Grammy party later that night.
It was announced today prescription pills were found in the room, but it will take a few more weeks for the toxicology reports to determine the exact cause of death. She fought a very public battle with drug addiction over the years.
Funeral arrangements are now underway. The ceremony will reportedly take place at the end of week in New Jersey.