Pop singer Whitney Houston has died at age 48, multiple media outlets reported Saturday night.
According to the Associated Press, publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer was found unresponsive at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the Grammy Awards. The singer’s website, whitneyhouston.com, crashed Saturday upon news of her death.
Houston was a pop sensation in the 1980s and 1990s — with hits such as “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “I Will Always Love You,” — but her voice and image were tarnished by drug use and a turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown. She also starred in hit movies like “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale.”
Grammy producers paid tribute to Houston during Sunday night’s broadcast in a performance by Jennifer Hudson.