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Sunday, February 12, 2012

US singer and actress Whitney Houston breaking news

American Legendary pop singer and actress Whitney Houston died Los Angeles at a Beverly Hills, California, at age 48, officials said Saturday night.
A spokesman for Houston's family confirmed the news, telling Reuters: "Unfortunately, it is true."
The entertainer was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. (6:55 p.m. ET) at the Beverly Hilton Place hotel despite resuscitation efforts, a police spokesman said

Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen said there were "no obvious signs of criminal intent" and that the cause of her death is being investigated.
Houston died on the eve of the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Houston was regarded as one of the most celebrated female singers of all time, with hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love for You.
But her later career was overshadowed by substance abuse and her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown.
"At 3:55 pm Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel," police spokesman Mark Rosen told reporters.
At the height of her career in the 1980s and 90s she won many awards and enjoyed several number one singles and albums.
Arists from Mariah Carey to Christina Aguilera have tried to emulate her bravura performances, but none of them were as good as the original, music critic Paul Gambaccini told the BBC.
Houston also enjoyed success acting in films such as The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale.
News of her death elicited a flood of reaction on social media, from fans and fellow celebrities alike.
Another music legend, Quincy Jones, said he was "absolutely heartbroken" by the news. "She was a true original and a talent beyond compare," he said.
In 2000, Houston earned her sixth Grammy for best female R&B performance and, a month later, she was named female artist of the decade at the "Soul Train" Music Awards.
Her career stalled, however, in subsequent years as she entered rehab for addiction problems.
In May 2011, Houston got help for her much-publicized struggle with drugs and alcohol, her representative said at the time.
The singer's rendition of the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl, days into the first Persian Gulf War, earned raves and cemented her place in the American musical landscape.
After "The Bodyguard," Houston went on to appear in several more films in the 1990s, including "Waiting to Exhale."
Will I Know,” “You Give Good Love” and “The Greatest Love of All” also became hit singles.
Another multiplatinum album, “Whitney,” came out in 1987 and included hits like, Where Do Broken Hearts Go” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

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