Whitney Houston Dead At 48, Greatest Voice Of All Now Silent

Whitney Houston, known for her incredible vocal range and majestic voice, has died, putting to rest a voice that influenced several generations of music.

According to authorities, Houston, 48, was found dead Saturday in her fourth floor hotel room at the Beverly Hilton. She was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Pacific time.

Details surrounding her death weren’t immediately available.

“There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time,” Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told a swarm of reporters who gathered outside the iconic hotel.

Although she was considered to be one of the greatest voices of all-time, her career was tainted by years of drug use, disturbing behavior and a headline-making marriage with troubled R&B singer Bobby Brown.

Despite her troubling years, Houston dominated the Billboard charts for nearly two decades spanning the 80’s and 90’s.

Her biggest single “I Will Always Love You,” the smash single from 1992’s Bodyguard soundtrack, still remains one of the highest-selling songs of all time, spending 16 consecutive weeks at number 1 on the Billboard charts.

From Lady Gaga to Beyonce, many of today’s biggest stars credit Houston with influencing their music and careers.

Her untimely death happens on the eve of music’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards. CNN is reporting that Jennifer Hudson has now been tapped to perform where she will honor the late icon. It wasn’t immediately clear what ballad of Houston’s will be performed. It will surely add to what’s expected to be a very emotional night many.

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Author:Andrew Ramos

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