Although her music is unlikely to find its way onto this program, we acknowledge the truly talented voice of Whitney Houston and offer our heartfelt condolences to Cissy Houston whom we remember gushing in the aisles at the 1986 Grammy Awards show while her daughter took the stage and wowed the world.
Whitney Houston’s 78-year old mother Cissy Houston is said to be distraught after receiving the news of her daughter’s death so soon after speaking with her. Whitney talked to her famous mother about attending the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party where she was going to sing for the assembled celebs just hours later.
She had also called her cousin Dionne Warwick to confirm that they would be sitting at the same table for the party.
Both Dionne Warwick and Whitney Houston recorded for Clive’s Arista Records label.
Friends of Dionne describe her as “an absolute mess” at the moment while Whitney's mother is “hysterical”. source
A surreal scene at Beverly Hilton hotel