Dolly Parton, who wrote Whitney Houston’s biggest hit, “I will always love you,” has spoken about the legendary pop singer’s reported alleged drug and alcohol overdose.
When Jennifer Hudson sang the song during the 2012 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Dolly Parton says she was brought to tears. It was a surreal feeling for the fans because Hudson put all of her heart & soul into the performance. It is one performance that will be remembered for a long time to come.
“I was brought to tears again last night, as I’m sure many were, when Jennifer Hudson sang ‘I Will Always Love You’ on the Grammys in memory of Whitney. Like everybody else, I am still in shock. But I know that Whitney will live forever in all the great music that she left behind. I will always have a very special piece of her in the song we shared together and had the good fortune to share with the world. Rest in peace, Whitney. Again, we will always love you.”
Parton had shared a similar sentiment on her website Saturday, just after learning of the star’s death, again alluding to the fitting title of their shared song.