Jennifer Hudson honored the late Whitney Houston at the 2012 Grammy Awards Sunday with a beautiful rendition of Houston’s famous “I Will Always Love You.”
Hudson sang the touching song, wearing a subtle black gown as photos of late musicians were lit above her.
Less famous fans held vigils like in New York where fans gathered outside of the Apollo Theater.
Others did things more extravagant. The place known for extravagance, Dubai, celebrated the life of Houston by coordinating her famous “I Will Always Love You” with a giant water fountain.
The show was recorded on video and is making its rounds today with over 400,000 views since it was posted February 12.
Houston died Saturday, one day shy of the famous awards show, the Grammy Awards, which honored the late singer six times in the past.
Houston was found submerged in her bathtub while preparing for a pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead around 3:55 p.m.
Houston’s 18-year-old daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown, Bobbi took the news the hardest. She was hospitalized with reported anxiety and later released.
Ex-husband Bobby Brown, who was married to Houston for 15 years until they divorced in 2007, released a statement saying, “I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston,” and “At this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi- Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time.”
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