Apprising Ministries points you to the Christian Post report Whitney Houston Dead: Troubled Singer Dies Aged 48:

Legendary pop artist Whitney Houston has died aged 48, it has been announced Saturday evening.

Houston’s publicist Kristen Foster announced to a stunned music world Saturday that the singer had died, however, the cause and the location of her death were not made clear.

Houston, whose career peaked in the 1980s and 90s, suffered from drug abuse and her career declined dramatically following years of success. (Online source)

CNN also adds in Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48:

Legendary pop singer Whitney Houston died at a Beverly Hills, California, hotel at age 48, officials said Saturday night.

The entertainer was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. (6:55 p.m. ET) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel despite resuscitation efforts, a police spokesman said

Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen said there were “no obvious signs of criminal intent” and that the cause of her death is being investigated.

Houston died on the eve of the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

According to her official website, Houston, who struggled with addiction problems over the years, sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos over her career.

Houston was set to appear in this year’s “Sparkle,” a remake of the 1976 hit, which was loosely based on the story of The Supremes. It was her first movie role since 1996’s “The Preacher’s Wife.”

News of her death elicited a flood of reaction on social media, from fans and fellow celebrities alike… (Online source)

What many forget because of her struggles that:

The first time Whitney’s solo voice was heard in public was, naturally, at the New Hope Baptist Church. At the age of about 11 she sang ‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’, and the reaction she received taught her something she would never forget.”…

It is clear that Whitney and her family have always been close, and are able to rely on each other for support. That relationship has given Whitney Houston a famously unshakeable self-confidence, which is very much a part of her personality…her simple family background and Christian faith [speak of] her of her ordinary roots… (Online source)