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World renowned singer Whitney Houston died this afternoon, reports TMZ.  A rep of the singer told the Associated Press that she died in the afternoon (February 11).

Just earlier today, it was reported Houston was being considered to become a judge on X-Factor.

Houston was a six time Grammy Award winner and sold over 170 million records worldwide. Houston’s self-titled debut album was released in 1985 and her last proper album was 2009’s I Look To You, which featured the Swizz Beatz produced “Million Dollar Bill.”

In recent years, Houston’s battles with drug addiction have nearly trumped all the accolades she received for her music and in late January there were reports that the singer/model/actress was bankrupt, which she denied. Nevertheless, she was recently spotted partying in LA.

The Newark, NJ native is set to star in a remake of the film Sparkle, due in theaters August 10.

Houston is survived by Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, her daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown.

See Whitney Houston perform the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl below. Rest In Power.