Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.
Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the pop-music diva had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.
A winner of six Grammys, Houston sold over 170 million albums and singles, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists.
Her self-titled debut album, released in 1985, sold 25 million copies worldwide.
Her talent took her from music to movies, where she starred in hits like The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale.
In recent years, she struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.
She was married to singer Bobby Brown from 1992 to 2007. They have a daughter. Houston often blamed her rocky marriage on her husband, which included a charge of domestic abuse against him in 1993.
Her death comes on the eve of this year’s Grammy awards ceremony, to be held Sunday night in Los Angeles.