The music and entertainment world, and millions of fans tonight are mourning the loss of singer, Whitney Houston. The Grammy winning legend was found dead this afternoon in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was in town to appear at Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammy party tonight. Houston was 48.
Los Angeles police Lt. Mark Rosen told reporters outside the Beverly Hilton that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. PST in her room on the fourth floor of the hotel. Her body remained there and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating. “There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time,” Rosen said. Houston’s life in recent years was ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown. It has yet to be determined if drugs were in any way involved or the cause of her death.
Sunday night is the Grammy Awards, and in light of the shocking death of Whitney Houston tonight, Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Kahn will perform some form of tribute to Houston on the live broadcast tomorrow on CBS.
Many of your favorite soap stars took to Twitter in the last several hours to tweet out their reactions. Here are the thoughts they shared after the jump.
B&B’s Hunter Tylo: “So sad – Whitney – you will be missed. God bless all her loved ones and be comforted at this difficult time.”
GH’s Jen Lilley: “My prayers go out to the whole Houston family. Whitney Houston will always be regarded as one of the of the greatest voices in history.”
ATWT’s Tamara Tunie: “It’s a sad day and a great loss. Peace be with you Whitney/”
DAYS Mark Hapka: “Poor whitney Houston. Found dead of a Bobby Brown overdose…and only 48. RIP”
Venice’s Crystal Chappell: “God Bless Whitney Houston.
Y&Rs Michael Muhney: “RIP Whitney Houston. Your beautiful voice will live on forever.”
B&B’s Brandon Beemer: “RIP Whitney Houston. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. She was blessed with such an amazing talent.”
GL & OLTL’s Kim Zimmer: “I can’t remember when the news of a rock stars death has effected me sooo much.. FUCK Bobby Brown and DRUGS.”
Y&R’s Daniel Goddard: “RIP Whitney… So sad”
Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan: “Nooo! SO very sad about the death of Whitney Houston. One of the first “tapes” I ever bought. The loss of a true talent.”
Y&R’s Joshua Morrow: “Wow…Whitney…truly a god given talent…RIP mam you will be missed.”
We will continue to add more soap star reactions throughout the next 24 hours. Now soapers, let us know what was your favorite song by Whitney Houston. We loved the dance smashes, “Love Will Save the Day” and “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay” , but there were just so many amazing songs and performances by a true talent. And remember, Whitney appeared on As the World Turns when she was just starting out on the road to superdom!