Her death was confirmed by Houston’s publicist Kristen Foster, who said the singer died on Saturday. The cause of her death and location are unclear.
Many are mourning online, as her death and the name of her publicist quickly became trending topics worldwide. The first handle to report her death was AP’s official feed, which tweeted the singer’s death at 8:03 ETS.
It’s unclear how the singer’s death will affect tomorrow’s Grammy show. She had previously won six Grammys.
Below is a clip from her performing at music legend Clive Davis’ famous party the night before the Grammys last year: