According to Whitney Houston's representative, the 48-year-old was confirmed dead on Saturday around 3 P.M The cause of death is still unknown. Law enforcement officials say Houston was found dead in a hotel room.
We spoke with comedian Sinbad, who was in the Rogue Valley for a comedy show. He knew Houston well.
"Whitney gave me my first opportunity to actually play in a big room because I opened for her in Madison Square Garden."
According to her official website, Houston sold more than 170-million albums, singles, and videos. She had seven straight billboard number one hits in the 1980's.