Whitney Houston, the iconic American singer whose battles with drugs, alcohol and ex-husband Bobby Brown marred her star power, has died. She was 48.
Houston's publicist confirmed the singer's death to ABC News. Her cause and location of death are not yet known. Six police cars were spotted in front of the Beverly Hilton hotel today, where Houston is believed to have been staying.
Houston was last seen publicly on Thursday, when she appeared disheveled and disoriented in front of a Hollywood nightclub. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she got into an altercation with "X Factor" finalist Stacy Francis on Thursday at an event where she was said to be acting "belligerent."
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