Grammy award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston,48, one of the most talented performers of her generation who lived a turbulent personal life and admitted drug use, died on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in a Beverly Hills hotel room.
Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by a member of her entourage. Paramedics were called and they tried to perform CPR on her, in a fourth-floor room, but it did not work and she was pronounced dead at 3:55PM PST. “She has been positively identified by friends and family who were with her at the hotel, and next of kin have already been notified.There were no obvious signs of criminal intent at the scene and her death is under investigation.
Houston was in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards, the music industry’s biggest honors program that will take place on Sunday night. She died hours before she was expected to perform at record producer Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammy party on Saturday, which is held at the Beverly Hilton.
Whitney Houston achievements:
- Over 200 million albums sold worldwide
- Recipient of six Grammy Awards and twenty-six nominations
- Winner of twenty-two American Music Awards and thirty-eight nominations, more than any other female solo artist in history
- Only artist to chart seven consecutive Number One Billboard Hot 100 hits (“Saving All My Love for You”, “How Will I Know”, “Greatest Love of All”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”, “So Emotional”, and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”)
- Her popularity soared in the 1980s and 1990s with consecutive No. 1 hits including the smash single “I Will Always Love You,” from the soundtrack of the feature film “The Bodyguard,” in which she starred. She also appeared in “Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996).”
- First female artist to debut an album at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart
- Appeared in four films, including 2012′s Sparkle
- Whitney Houston is the only artist with at least one Grammy, Emmy, MTV Video Music Award, MTV Movie Award, People’s Choice Award, and Billboard Music Award to their name.