LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton says he will call for a national prayer for Whitney Houston this morning during a service at Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
The singer died yesterday afternoon in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 48. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen says Houston died in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton hotel. Rosen says "There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent."
Houston died just hours before her mentor and music executive Clive Davis was to hold his annual pre-Grammy concert and dinner. She had been expected to attend.
Houston reigned as pop music's queen until drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown changed that.
Among her hits were "How Will I Know," ''Saving All My Love for You" and "I Will Always Love You."
She also found success in movies like "The Bodyguard."