By Team BLAM
I’m in shock right now….I cannot believe what my husband just told me. Whitney Houston is what? Did he say dead??? Oh My God. She is definitely a person I grew up admiring and wanting to be like. Who didn’t love Whitney back in the day? I am in utter shock. Following is the report from CNN. Rest in sweet peace Whitney Houston.
(CNN) — Legendary pop singer Whitney Houston has died at age 48, her representative Kristen Foster said Saturday night.
The cause of death and where she died were not immediately known.
According to her official website, Houston sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos over her career.
Houston was set to appear in this year’s “Sparkle,” a remake of the 1976 hit, which was loosely based on the story of The Supremes. It was her first movie role since 1996’s “The Preacher’s Wife.”
Her body of work includes seven straight Billboard No. 1 hits in the 1980s, including “Saving All My Love for You,” “Greatest Love of All” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go.” Billboard puts her soundtrack to the movie “The Bodyguard” as one of the top 10 biggest-selling albums of all time.
The daughter of singer Cissy Houston, Whitney was born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey. Famed music producer Clive Davis reportedly spotted Houston 20 years later in a New York nightclub, signing her on the spot, according to her website.
In May 2011, Houston got help for her much-publicized struggle with drugs and alcohol, her representative said at the time.