(Whitney Houston gives her final performance at a pre-Grammy event)
By Kelley L. Carter, with reporting by Kelly Marino
Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room on Saturday afternoon, but just two days earlier, on Thursday (February 9) the legendary singer gave her final live performance in Los Angeles. Houston took the stage at a pre-Grammy event to honor her friend and R&B singer Kelly Price.
"When I was approached about doing a Grammy celebration party for me, I actually said I would love to do it," Price told MTV News about Thursday's event. "I invited a bunch of friends, Whitney Houston among them. ... All of my friends came out. They performed. They performed for free. It was an amazing night. My band was there. It ended up being an all-out jam session."
Price continued, "I wasn't expecting Whitney to take the stage, but she came up. She got on the stage, and while I was talking to her, she grabbed the microphone and started singing. So that's kind of cool."
Tragically, Houston was found dead later Saturday. She was reportedly found at the Beverly Hilton, where a party thrown by her mentor, Clive Davis, is planned for Saturday night.