updated 02/12/2012 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/12/2012 AT 1:50 AM ET
“Whitney was so full of life. She was so looking forward to tonight,” he told those gathered Saturday night at The Recording Academy and Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy gala, which she was due to attend (although she was not scheduled to perform, he said, as previously reported).
“Whitney would have asked that the music go on. And her family said the show should go on.”