News of her death was confirmed by her publicist early this evening.
Early reports from sources quoted on CNN state that R_B/reality star Ray J, who has recently been spotted with Houston in Hollywood, Houston’s bodyguard found her body at the Beverly Hilton hotel room this afternoon. Cause of death was not know.
Dubbed the most awarded female act of all time by Guinness, Houston scored seven #1 singles in a row (a feat no other artist has ever achieved) spanning her first two albums, Whitney Houston (1985) and Whitney (1987). She also garnered huge success with her lead role alongside Kevin Costner in Bodyguard in which she had the smash hit remake “I Will Always Love You”.
In the late 80s, Houston became involved with Bobby Brown. The two would marry and have a child, Bobbi Kristina but their life would turn to turmoil by the late 90s and early 2000s as drug and spousal abuse would dominate the headlines when their names appeared. The two eventually split up and in 2009, Houston spoke with Oprah Winfrey in an extremely candid interview in which she admitted to her explicit drug use.
Houston recently worked on the film remake Sparkle and was to attend a Grammy party tonight ahead of tomorrow’s awards ceremony. The Grammys have already announced that the broadcast will be vastly changed with tributes to the singer.
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