Artist Whitney Houston performs onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in November 2009 in Los Angeles. Houston died today, she was 48. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told KABC-TV that Houston died in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton. Her body remained in the hotel and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the cause of her death was unknown/Associated Press. More here.