Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.
The singer died in the Beverly Hills Hotel on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. She had been due to attend a pre-awards party in the hotel organised by her long-time mentor and record industry executive Clive Davis on Saturday evening.
A police spokesman told the BBC, “police were despatched, but paramedics, already at the hotel because of the party, attempted to resuscitate her, without success. She was pronounced dead at 15:55”.
I am still trying to process the news that Whitney is no longer with us. This is just so sad.
Rest In Peace Whitney Elizabeth Houston.