Whitney houston is dead at 48
News broke at around 5: p.m. pacific standard time. The R&B singer and multiple grammy winner was 48 years old and was due to make an appearance at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala on Saturday night. She was spotted in the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday morning where she was overheard chastising an assistant.
Says a source close to Clive Davis, “This is a sad day and it will be a sad Grammys weekend.”
Houston won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards during her record-breaking career. Her album “Whitney” was the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts. She has sold 200 albums world wide.
Houston holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Grambling State University in Louisiana.
Houston had one child, Bobbi Kristina, with husband Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007.