BC-Obit Whitney Houston,PackageAdvisory



Whitney Houston has died in Beverly Hills at the age of 48. The following is a summary of our coverage plans in all formats. We are also staffing a performance tonight by her husband, Bobby Brown, in Southaven, Miss.

This advisory may be updated as warranted.


LOS ANGELES -- Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48. By Music Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody.


Whitney Houston's downfall was so long and sad that, in an impatient public's mind, it overshadowed her many accomplishments. Those achievements can be checked off easily in numbers -- Grammy Awards, records sold, the string of seven consecutive No. 1 singles. Yet if there's any solace to her passing, it is that people will revisit recordings, videos and films to rediscover the majesty of her work. By Entertainment Writer David Bauder.

-- OBIT-WHITNEY HOUSTON-QUOTES -- Reaction to Houston's death.

-- WHITNEY HOUSTON-DAVIS GALA -- Houston's friend and mentor Clive Davis holds his annual Grammy concert, which Houston herself had planned to attend.


A video package has moved: 0211dv_whitney_houston_obit

Video journalists are heading to Edgewater, N.J., where Houston has family. In Los Angeles, videographers are at Beverly Hilton and the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party.


An interactive timeline of Whitney Houston's life and career is available in the 2012/whitney-obit/ folder


More than a dozen photos of Houston have moved. Here are some of the best:

NY137: Houston performs onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

NY203: Houston performs at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

NY120: Houston arrives at the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball benefiting the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Beverly Hills in 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

NY127: Houston performs on 'Good Morning America' in New York's Central Park in 2009. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini.)

NY206: Houston smiles at her husband Bobby Brown during a court hearing in Dekalb County State Court in Decatur, Ga., in 2002. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)

NY124: Houston belts out a song during her segment of a benefit concert at Boston Garden in 1986. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


Audio archive interviews with Houston and her singing are available.