Whitney Houston Passes Away Aged 48
The iconic R&B singer’s decades-long career came to a tragic end Saturday...
Pop star Whitney Houston has been found dead at the age of 48.
There has been no official word on the cause of the troubled singer's death - but she is reported to have been found by her bodyguard in her hotel room.
Paramedics were apparently called to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Saturday afternoon (11th February) - and administered CPR for 20 minutes without success.
She was pronounced dead at 3.55pm.
The singer and actress sold more than 170 million albums, singles, and videos, and won numerous awards and set many records in her decades-long career.
She was the only artist to chart seven consecutive Billboard number one singles, and her huge hitBobby Brown.
For a time she had appeared to be gaining control over her demons, going to rehab twice, making a comeback in 2009 and declaring herself drug free on Oprah Winfrey's TV show in 2010.
Whitney's other hits include I Wanna Dance With Somebody, So Emotional, The Greatest Love Of All, How Will I Know and Saving All My Love For You.
Celebrities and friends have been paying their tributes via the media and directly on Twitter.
Bobby went ahead with a planned gig after hearing the news last night.