Earlier this evening Whitney Houston’s publicist Kirsten Foster confirmed that the 48 year old singer had passed away at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.
The singer who has sold over 170 million albums worldwide is known to have struggled with substance abuse throughout her career, although it is unclear as to the cause of her death. TMZ reports that Houston “partied heavily” well into the night at the hotel bar earlier in the day.
To this day, Houston is the only artist to have achieved seven consecutive Billboard No.1s with Saving All My Love for You, How Will I Know, Greatest Love of All, I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me), Didn’t We Almost Have It All, So Emotional, and Where Do Broken Hearts Go. She is survived by her only daughter, Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, father Bobby Brown.