Whitney Houston joins the other popular singers and performers who died an early death after struggles with alcohol or drugs and the list included Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones.

She released seven albums and three film soundtracks and she is 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.

The superstar singer and actress Whitney Houston’s publicist, Kristin Foster, broke the news of Houston’s passing to the Associate Press. She was found and pronounced dead at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday afternoon. No cause of death has been revealed. In recent years, she struggled with drug abuse.

The coroner’s office will not be releasing any information on the autopsy performed on Whitney Houston earlier today at the request of the police. A security hold prevents Capt. John Kades from releasing any details regarding the autopsy results. More >

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