Pop singer Whitney Houston has died, at age 48.
Houston was discovered dead in a bathtub in her hotel suite at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel just hours after being seen partying loudly at the hotel bar. A member of her entourage made the discovery, to which paramedics were called but failed to resuscitate her, pronouncing Houston dead at the scene.
The news of her death arrived on the eve of the Grammy Awards, of which Houston has been a respected attendee since her debut in 1985 with her self-titled album (pictured). Last Thursday, it is alleged Houston was rehearsing for a performance at a Grammy-related party being hosted by longtime mentor Clive Davis. According to a person at the rehearsal, the singer looked dishevelled and was sweating profusely with the smell of liquor and cigarettes on her breath.
Drug and marriage problems aside, Whitney Houston will be best remembered for being one of the world’s most remarkably talented singers whose hits included Where Do Broken Hearts Go?, Didn’t We Almost Have It All?, How Will I Know?, and her debut single The Greatest Love Of All. Fans continue to send messages of mourning through their Facebook and Twitter pages.