Whitney Houston dead at 48

The wold has lost yet another legend.

According to several news reports, R&B diva Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles at 3:55pm local time.

Although details are still forthcoming, many are speculating that the singer’s death could be due in part to her long battle with substance abuse. CNN first reported that Ray J. found Ms. Houston dead in her room just hours ago, but his publicist told the network that Ray J. was “nowhere near” the scene. However, he is reportedly “distraught” about Whitney Houston’s death.

CNN also spoke with Johnny Gil who confirmed that Bobby Brown is currently in Mississippi for a New Edition concert and is “struggling” and “distraught” about Whitney’s death. Gil also told reporters that the couple’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina is “not doing well.”

Houston was in town for this year’s Grammy Awards, which will be taking place Sunday evening in Los Angeles.

Lately, Houston has been on the comeback trail and was excited about producing and starring in the upcoming remake of the film, Sparkle.

Our hearts go out to Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobby Kristina, Bobby Brown, her mother Cissy Houston, and her entire family.

Rest in Power.

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  • iQgraphics

    Way back in the day, a vocalist had to possess actual talent in order to succeed in entertainment.

    We lost a legend, an icon and a talent in Ms Houston.

    Peace be with her baby girl.

  • MarloweOverShakespeare

    To quote Don Lemon, “Whitney was part of the soundtrack to my youth.” And this is MOST definitely true for me. She was one of the powerhouse women that inspired me with her strong, soul cutting voice. I remember at my 5th grade graduation ceremony I along with a couple other girls sang and performed to “Your Love Is My Love,” which is still one of my favorite Whitney jams to date.

    I hope to meet you with Jesus, Whitney.

    • MarloweOverShakespeare

      Excuse me, “My Love Is Your Love.”

  • Simone

    My god, so young. It’s painful, it really is. She never could pull out of the tailspin her marriage produced, poor thing. It’s just so awful. She was 48 years old. Unbelievable.

  • alldawg

    miss her :(…..

  • Alexandra

    Still in shock. A great legend lost, sad.