Music producer Clive Davis released a statement Saturday night, on the death of Whitney Houston.
He read it at the pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton as coroners and detectives processed the crime
“By now you have all learned of the unspeakably tragic news of our beloved Whitney’s passing. I don’t have to mask my emotion in front of a room full of so many dear friends.
“I am personally devastated by the loss of someone who has meant so much to me for so many years. Whitney was so full of life. She was so looking forward to tonight even though she wasn’t scheduled to perform. She loved music and she loved this night that celebrates music.
“My heart goes out to her daughter Bobbi Christina, to her mother Cissy, to all of her relatives and to so many of you here tonight, her extended family who loved and cherished her and her spirit.
“Whitney was a wonderful person and a talent beyond compare. She graced this stage with her regal presence and gave so many memorable performances here over the years. Simply put, Whitney wanted the music to go on and her family asked that we carry on.
“I ask that you join me in a moment of silence as we dedicate this evening to Whitney.”
On another note, a Los Angeles activist is organizing a candlelight vigil for Houston in Leimert Park for Monday evening.