Whitney Houston Dies

On Saturday, Houston's publicist confirmed to the Associated Press that the award-winning "I Will Always Love You" singer died.

She was 48. The timing of her death, the eve of the Grammys, the biggest music event of the year, makes the horrible news even more tragic. According to CNN, Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. PT at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Her death Saturday afternoon in a Beverly Hills hotel room came hours before she was scheduled to appear at an annual pre-Grammy party that introduced her to the industry decades ago and was expected to honor the six-time Grammy winner.

Whitney Houston's death barely 24 hours before the Grammy Awards left the show scrambling to honor the singer who once dominated it.