Whitney Houston Died

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  Singer Whitney Houston performs onstage at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) *** Local Caption *** Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston Photo: Jeff Kravitz/2011 Jeff Kravitz

Singer Whitney Houston has died at age 48. Her publicist confirmed the news to the AP. Few details are currently available but stay tuned for coverage as they emerge.

Update 8:23 p.m. The cause and location of Houston's death are unknown, the AP reports. Houston was just rumored to be under consideration for a seat on the judging panel of The X Factor. And just Thursday, February 9, Houston attended a Grammys party in Hollywood, where she was photographed with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.