Legendary singer Whitney Houston has died, according to the Associated Press. She was 48.
Houston’s cause of death is currently unknown, however, the singer had a long history with drug and alcohol abuse. According to TMZ, Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
A six-time Grammy winner, Houston sold more than 55 million albums in the U.S. and her 1987 album Whitney became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Her most recent LP, I Look to You, was released in August 2009.
In addition to her music career, Houston was an Emmy Award winning actress.
She was hoping to make her big comeback later in the year through the movie Sparkle, which is a remake of the original and also stars Jordin Sparks from American Idol fame.
Now, instead of that film being her comeback role, it will now be the film where we last see Whitney on screen.
Whitney Houston will definitely be missed.