Whitney Houston’s cause of death has not been released; however media reports are saying it was a possible drug overdose. Whitney reportedly spent the week partying hard, drinking and doing drugs. Whitney Houston died in Beverly Hills after attempts to revive her failed, according to police.
Whitney Houston, 48, was in the Los Angeles area for a musical tribute to music executive Clive Davis and had performed and spoken to reporters earlier in the week.
The performer had drug and alcohol problems for years, and in May her spokeswoman said she was going back to rehab.
Publicist Kristen Foster told the Associated Press on Saturday that Whitney Houston had died but did not provide further details.
Houston was inspired by several soul singers in her family, including mother Cissy Houston and cousins Dionne Warwick and the late Dee Dee Warwick, as well as her godmother Aretha Franklin.
The singer won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards during her record-breaking music career.
Houston was once romantically linked to American football star Randall Cunningham and actor Eddie Murphy before she met R&B singer Bobby Brown at the 1989 Soul Train Music Awards.
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston were married on July 18, 1992. They have a daughter Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown.