Six-time Grammy Award winner Whitney Houston died on Saturday, at the age of 48.
According to the Associated Press, Houston was pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The cause of death as of Saturday evening was unknown, while police told the AP they had found “no obvious signs of any criminal intent.”
Houston was due to appear at mentor Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammys party and concert on Saturday night at the Hilton, and perhaps even perform. “It’s her favorite night of the year,” Davis told the AP. The event is still being held, though likely reshaped as a smaller gathering designed to celebrate Houston.
Likewise, the producers of Sunday’s Grammy Awards are likely at work deciding on how best to tribute Houston during the ceremony.
Just this past Thursday, Houston appeared at a pre-Grammys event, where she gave what would turn out to be her final performance, “Yes, Jesus Loves Me,” with Kelly Price.
As you remember Whitney Houston aka “The Voice,” consider these memorable videos and TV performances:
The music video for “I Will Always Love You” (from the soundtrack for 1992’s The Bodyguard)
A performance of the national anthem, at Super Bowl XXV, that was so stirring, you wonder how anyone else dared to sing that song ever since
“One Moment in Time,” at the 1989 Grammy Awards