Whitney Houston Dead At 48

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Whitney Houston, one of the greatest voices that ever lived, died today at 48. USA Today reports:

Word of the 48-year-old singer’s death broke early Saturday evening as the industry gathered in Los Angeles for the official Pre-Grammy Gala hosted by her mentor Clive Davis, chief creative officer of Sony Music Worldwide. The cause and location of her death are unknown.

While anyone, especially a musical legend, dying so suddenly and so young is unfortunate, let’s be real. This is a woman who challenged allegations of her well-documented crack use by asking to see receipts for it. I doubt the cause is as mysterious as they’re making it out to be. In any case, Katy Perry is still alive, so music’s going to suck for a really, really long time.

Christina Aguilera should have studied this a little harder: