Jennifer Hudson Honors Whitney Houston In Emotional Tribute

Jennifer Hudson Honors Whitney Houston In Emotional Tribute

A devastated Jennifer Hudson honors her mentor Whitney Houston at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

Just one night before the world was set to celebrate the music industry, one of the most talented acts has passed away.

Whitney Houston, known for her soulful and passionate voice, has left the world shocked as she leaves behind her legacy. A true inspiration to musicians and fans alike, Houston's death has left many crushed. We've Lost A Legend: Remembering Whitney Houston

Among the musicians celebrating Whitney's life at the Grammys was Jennifer Hudson. Hudson delivered a beautiful performance of Houston's biggest hit and cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You." As most expected, Hudson left the audience with chills, and some in tears.

Hudson, who was presented with her first Grammy by Houston in 2008, found it hard to make it through rehearsals. According to the Huffington Post, she was crying as she made her way through the song. The late singer made a huge impact on Hudson's music and drive to succeed. Adele Credits Grammy Success To "Rubbish Relationship"

Houston was found in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills Hotel room. The hotel was hosting the Grammys, as well as the pre-party thrown by Houston's mentor, Clive Davis. According to, the singer's lungs were filled with water, which is clear from the autopsy. Doctors will not know if Houston died of drowning or if she slipped underwater after death until they conduct a toxicology report, which won't be released for 4-6 weeks.

While the cause of death is uncertain at the moment, speculations are swirling as many prescription drug bottles were found in the room. But, police are unsure if they are the culprit. According to TMZ, they believe it's possible Houston suffered a heart attack from the mixture of drugs. Among the pills found in Houstons room were Ibuprofen, Xanex, Midol and Amoxicillin.

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, 18, is having a tough time dealing with her mother's death. She was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center Saturday night after suffering a breakdown and was later released. Her family wants her under close supervision as she copes with her loss.

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