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R.I.P. Whitney Houston

on February 11, 2012, 8:29pm

Legendary singer Whitney Houston has died, according to the Associated Press. She was 48.

Houston’s cause of death is currently unknown, however, the singer had a long history with drug and alcohol abuse. According to TMZ, Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

A six-time Grammy winner, Houston sold more than 55 million albums in the U.S. and her 1987 album Whitney became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Her most recent LP, I Look to You, was released in August 2009.

In addition to her music career, Houston was an Emmy Award winning actress.