Whitney Houston is dead at 48 years old. The superstar singer and actress’s was found and pronounced dead at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Saturday afternoon; thus far, no cause of death has been revealed. In recent years, she struggled with drug abuse.
Her self-titled debut album, released in 1985, sold 25 million copies worldwide. In total, she released seven albums and three film soundtracks; a winner of six Grammys, Houston sold over 200 million albums and singles worldwide. She earned 30 Billboard Awards, 22 American Music Awards and two Emmy Awards.
Houston was also one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide.
Whitney Houston was inspired by prominent soul singers in her family, including her mother Cissy Houston, cousins Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick, and her godmother Aretha Franklin, Houston began singing with New Jersey church’s junior gospel choir at age 11.
The last song Whitney Houston sang was “Yes, Jesus loves me” last night with Grammy Nominee. Kelly Price. She was raised in the church and had a relationship with Christ. though she got into drugs as widely believed because of her stormy relationship with Bobby Brown, she was reported to have cleaned up her act and even released an album after her come-back.
It is evident that we will be hearing all sorts of analysis of her life in the next few weeks. But just keep her family in your prayers. And lets learn and continue to celebrating this gift of God to the world!
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