Whitney Houston, pop music icon and one of the most honored female singers of all time, died Saturday afternoon at the age of 48.
Members of Houston's entourage found her unconscious in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.
The 54th annual Grammy Award show take place Sunday evening, barely a day after the untimely death of one of America's most celebrated singers.
A special musical tribute will take place at the Grammy Award show featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Jennifer Hudson.
A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice, said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, in a statement.
Houston won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards and 22 American Music Awards during her career, cementing her as the most-awarded female pop singer of all time according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Houston won her first Grammy in 1985 for Best Pop Vocal Performance from a Female for her work on Saving All My Love For You. Just two years later, she won the same award for I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).
Houston's greatest day at the Grammys came in 1993, when the singer took home three awards for her work on The Bodyguard soundtrack. She won Best Pop Vocal Performance from a Female and Record of the Year for her work on I Will Always Love You. She also won Album of the Year for her work on The Bodyguard -- Original Soundtrack.
Hudson won her first Grammy in 2008 for Best R&B Album, the self-titled Jennifer Hudson.
Houston is survived by her only child, Bobbi Kristina, and her ex-husband Bobby Brown.