Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.
At her peak, Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world's best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_WHITNEY_HOUSTON?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-02-11-20-04-20
It's a shame that she was given the gift of song and she blew on it on drugs and booze. But she probably surrounded herself with yes men and women and Bobby Brown.
Hopefully, she is a quieter place now.