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Multiple reports this evening that singer Whitney Houston has died. From the 1980's to 90's Whitney Houston was one the most powerful performers in music and stared in hit movies like "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting to Exhale." She was 48.

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.

[ ABCNews.com ]