Whitney Houston’s Death Confirmed by Publicist

Publicist Kristen Foster has confirmed that Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48. Houston’s publicist delivered the sad and shocking news with few details.

Just moments ago, Mark Rosen, a lieutenant with the Beverly Hills Police Department, gave a press conference, stating that the police and fire department responded to an emergency call at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where she had been staying.

Across social media, celebrities and fans are sharing their dismay and sending condolences to Houston’s family, which includes daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, her mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, and cousin Dionne Warwick. She was meant to make her film comeback in an upcoming remake of the film Sparkle. Houston struggled with drug and alcohol abuse. But before that, she was known for her powerful voice, her many accolades, and a string of chart-topping songs.

Houston was just 48 years old.

[via AP, People ABC News]