It was about a few months now when the famous superstar Whitney Houston died and as inspiration for her sudden death, the Grammy Awards Producers thought of creating a film about the singer and her death. When the producers learned about Houston’s death less than 24 hours before the live telecast of the Grammy Awards Night 2012, they have already scrapped some parts of the script, added performances and puzzled over how best to honor the Grammy award-winning singer who died unexpectedly at the age of 48.
Houston was found on her hotel room, lifeless, on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards. According to host LL Cool J, he said that addressing the Grammy audience at Staples Center after Houston’s death was “definitely the most challenging moment I have faced in my career.” To make it more solemn, he decided to start the activity with a prayer and the producers did not disagree on that, though none could recall another TV network that began as such.
This and other last-minute changes made to the 54th annual Grammy Awards are chronicled in a new documentary, the one they have given the title “A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On,” which premiered Monday at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The documentary includes interviews with LL Cool J and Jennifer Hudson, who performed a heartfelt tribute to the singer. It will also include rehearsal footage and interviews with Springsteen and Grohl, who said performing alongside McCartney was unforgettable.