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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  • TheBestAnonEver, Part 2

    This is too sad. I loved her so much growing up. I am annoyed she was robbed of the chance to make her comeback, but God’s time is best.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Megan-Walter/100000380373272 Megan Walter

    This is so sad. I think we all were hoping that she would get it together and have a comeback. Damn.

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  • Dalili

    This news literally knocked the wind out of me! Some of my fondest memories while in boarding school in Kenya was sharing lyrics to the latest Whitney Houston song after school break. My heart is so heavy. May she rest in peace.

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  • QofThecastle

    This is really tragic. I remember her songs so distinctly growing up especially, Where Do Broke Hearts Go. A true legend.

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    • QofThecastle

      When I met my husband he said when he was younger he had a huge crush on Whitney. He even admitted he had dreams about her.

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  • Simone

    I love the photo you picked; she looks healthy and a little playful and beautiful.

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