15 February 2012 5:22 PM, PST | TheInsider.com | See recent The Insider news »

Shortly before Whitney Houston's February 11 passing, music producer Harvey Mason Jr. worked closely with the legend on her new album as well as a duet with Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks, telling People that Houston was "fun loving" in her final days.

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"She was excited, not overworked…We stood around and joked, listened to music," said Mason of his February 7 session with Whitney. "She got in the booth, started her vocal session with a prayer as she always did, and worked for about three to four hours. We ended the session dancing around the control room while she said 'Turn it up! Turn it up!' She was so fun-loving."

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Harvey was collaborating with Houston on her forthcoming album, Celebrate, which features a track with American Idol winner and Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks. Although she and Whitney did not record the duet together »

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