1963-2012

The world is in shock after news broke of the death of legendary singer Whitney Houston. She was found dead at the age of 48 earlier today at the Beverly Hills Hilton. Beverly Hills police say that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.

This comes with in weeks of news that she was bankrupt and was almost without a home. She is survived by her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and her mother and gospel great, Cissy Houston.