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Whitney Houston dies aged 48


12:29pm 12th February 2012
(Updated 1:08pm 13th February 2012)

Louisa Maher has the latest round up on the Whitney Houston story:


Singer and actress Whitney Houston has died.

The 48-year-old was found on a fourth floor hotel room in Los Angeles by a member of her entourage.

Her fans in LA were shocked by the news. Detectives are investigating the circumstances, but her publicist says the cause is unclear.

The star was due to appear at the Grammy Awards later tonight.

As well as singing hits like "My Love Is Your Love" and "One Moment in Time" Whitney Houston appeared in the 1992 movie "The Bodyguard", alongside Kevin Costner.

She won 6 Grammys, 30 Billboard awards and 22 American Music Awards during her career.

Malcolm Gerrie produced the Brit awards in 1999 - where Whitney performed.

He told exclusively told Minster FM about his memories of her:

"What a sad day it is today. In 1999, we had Whitney perform at the London Arena, performing "It's not right" with a fantastic dance ensemble. I have very fond memories of that day."

"She was such a sweetheart. During one of the rehearsals, she found out that one of the crew had a birthday, stopped the rehearsal dead, in the middle of the song, and she just sang happy birthday for one of the guys!"

Stars have taken to twitter to pay tribute to her:

Lady Gaga describes her as a true legend.

Rhianna tweeted - "no words, just tears".

And Katy Perry told followers - So devastating. We will always love you Whitney.

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