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Whitney Houston dead at 48

February 11, 2012 |  5:41 pm

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston, who found fame as one of pop’s biggest voices, has died. She was 48.

Houston died Saturday afternoon, a representative for the singer told the Associated Press. Houston’s death comes on the eve of the Grammys and on the night of Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala, at which she performed last year.

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Houston, a formidable force in R&B/pop known for her powerful multi-octave range and sweeping ballads in the 1980s and '90s, was beset in more recent years by reports of drug use, erratic behavior and a volatile marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown.

No cause of death has been announced. Pop & Hiss will provide updates as they come. 

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Photo: Whitney Houston performs at performs Anaheim Arena in 1996. Credit: Kevin P. Casey / Los Angeles Times.