Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston has died in Los Angeles at the age of 48, police said on Sunday.
The American singer and actress was found dead in her suite at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel at 3:20 p.m on Saturday (12:20 a.m CET Sunday)
Houston shot to fame in the 1980s with hits such as ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’.
She went on to become one of the world’s best-selling recording artists, picking up six Grammy awards in total.
Houston later appeared alongside Kevin Costner in the Bodyguard, for which she sang the theme song ‘I Will Always Love You’.
The cause of the singer’s death is still known, but she had been suffering from alcohol and drug problems in recent years.
She divorced her husband of 15 years, Bobby Brown, in April 2007.
Houston is survived by her daughter Bobbi Kristina from her marriage to Brown.