Singer Whitney Houston, 48, Dies


Sad news out of Los Angeles tonight: The Associated Press reported that Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48. Houston was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was scheduled to attend producer Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party tonight.

Known for her extraordinary belt, Houston’s legend was marred by her drug use.

BuzzFeed has footage of her last live performance, where she performed “Yes, Jesus Loves Me.”

Read Maura Johnston’s obituary of Houston over at Sound of the City. Michael Musto has his assessment at La Daily Musto.