Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN) – Singer Whitney Houston died Saturday afternoon at the Beverly Hilton hotel at the age of 48.
Few details were immediately available, but no foul play was suspected.
Houston was in the Los Angeles area for a musical tribute to music executive Clive Davis, and had performed and spoken to reporters earlier in the week.
She was spotted out in Hollywood Thursday night for a Grammy party. Houston sang while there, in what was to become her last performance.
According to TMZ, a member of Whitney’s entourage found her in her room and called hotel security, who then called 911. Paramedics found Houston unresponsive when they arrived.
Fans and celebrities were quick to respond on Twitter, expressing disbelief, shock and sadness. Many also praised her talents.
At the height of her career, Houston was considered one of the greatest female vocalists. She won two Emmys, six Grammys, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards. She sold some 200 million albums worldwide.
Houston’s regal image was tarnished by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, whom she was married to from 1992 to 2007.
She leaves behind one child, a daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
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