Whitney Houston was found dead in the hotel room of the Beverly Hills Hilton on Saturday on the eve of her scheduled appearance at the Grammy Awards.
There is much speculation as to the cause of the diva’s death with some claiming she overdosed on a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol that led to her drowning in the bath, but as yet no official cause of death has been given.
The pop star who had a string of successful hits during the eighties including several number ones had a record of substance abuse and personal problems that many blame ex husband Bobby Brown for – as he is said to have encouraged her to take drugs in the first place. Although Houston herself admitted that she used cannabis before she even met Brown. The couple both shifted to harder drugs before long and their marriage eventually fractured after they both became drug dependent and Brown reportedly became violent.
Whilst performing with his band, New Edition, on Saturday night Bobby Brown told the crowd, “First of all, I want to tell you that I love you all. Second, I would like to say, I love you Whitney. The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage.”
Houston was just 48 years old.