February 11, 2012

Grammy-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston died at the age of 48 on Saturday, February 11th at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, reports Reuters. The Beverly Hills police was called to the hotel around 3:20 p.m. PST and emergency personnel found Houston’s body in a fourth-floor room. She was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.

Police said there were no obvious signs of criminal intent at the scene and her death is under investigation.

Houston was in Los Angeles for Sunday’s Grammy Awards and died hours before she was expected to perform at record producer Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammy party on Saturday, which is held at the Beverly Hilton.

Houston’s popularity soared in the 1980s and 1990s with consecutive No. 1 hits including the smash single “I Will Always Love You,” from the soundtrack of the feature film The Bodyguard, in which she starred.

She also appeared in Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996). She also will appear in the upcoming Sony Pictures film Sparkle with Jordin Sparks, opening in theaters on August 10.

In 1992, Houston married singer Bobby Brown and during their 14 years together had a tumultuous relationship fueled by drugs. The last 10 years of Houston’s life were dominated by drug use and in a 2002 TV interview, she admitted using marijuana, cocaine, alcohol and prescription drugs.

Below is Houston’s official video for “I Will Always Love You.” Visit her official site at WhitneyHouston.com for more on Houston’s incredible career:


(Photo Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com)
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