“I was just thinking about the wya it’s so obvious that she just crept into everybody’s heart. The way that she just was such a beautiful human being. Really, really caring, beautiful, thoughtful human being. Call you for no reason at all, just to say hi. That’s rare, I think, sometimes. I feel like in so many ways she reached back to so many people … made us feel strong and capable and loved … she’s an angel to us.”
Keys then performed “Angel,” which was a fitting tribute. She stumbled a bit at times, holding back her tears, which made it all the more moving.
If you missed it, we’ll post video as soon as we have it.