Whitney Houston has died at age 48, the Associated Press reported. The singer, who was best known for hits like “I Will Always Love You,” “How Will I Know” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” was confirmed dead by her publicist, Kristen Foster, this evening.
Police responded to an emergency call at the Beverly Hills Hotel today, and attempts were made to revive Houston at the scene. The cause of her death was not confirmed.
Houston wasn’t only known for her voice, but also for her starring roles in films like The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale, along with her tumultuous marriage with singer Bobby Brown. ET reports that Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan (for whom Houston used to sing back-up) will perform a tribute to the late singer at tomorrow’s Grammy Awards. Check back later for more details as they emerge.