The AP is reporting that Whitney Houston’s publicist has confirmed the singer’s death Saturday evening at 48 years of age. Twitter has been set aflame by the news, which is spreading rapidly.
Houston had a long and public battle with substance abuse, but it’s unclear if her death was drug-related. She was found yesterday by her bodyguard on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hills hotel where the singer was set to attend a pre-Grammys party thrown by longtime mentor Clive Davis.
Whitney’s personal struggles and powerful, empowering anthems resonated strongly with the gay community—and many still remember her surprise performance at NYC Pride in 1999.
Here’s two songs we’ve heard many a time at the gay clubs. Rest in peace, Whitney. We will always love you.
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