Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Console Clive Davis Following Whitney Houston’s Death (PHOTOS)

By: Gabrielle Chung / February 12, 2012

Whitney Dead at 48
Whitney Houston passes away.
Hollywood was shook up when news broke that legendary singer Whitney Houston had passed away on Saturday afternoon. Guests of Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party was especially affected as many attendees looked up to Houston as a musical icon.

Songstress Alicia Keys and her husband, Swizz Beatz, immediately came to party host’s side following the tragic news. The couple was seen embracing Davis in a tender moment before entering the party. Once inside, Alicia jumped on the piano and performed a tiny rendition of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” to pay respect to the late great singer.


Many party guests were certainly grief-stricken over Houston’s death, but Richard Branson told reporters that Whitney would’ve wanted the party to go on despite the tragic news that broke just hours before the festivities. 

“It was touch and go whether the show would go on, it was decided that Whitney would want the show to go on and we’ll still have a nice celebration of her life.”

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