Whitney Houston is dead. The world-famous singer and actress passed away at the Beverly Hilton hotel at the age of 48, representative Kristen Foster confirmed Saturday evening. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but given her well-documented battles with drug addiction, I doubt it was ninjas.

While best known for her singing career, Houston was also famous for her acting work in films such as The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale. According to CNN, she was set to appear in an upcoming remake of Sparkle, which would have been her first movie role since 1996.