WOODBURY - ? The music industry and fans are mourning the loss of one of the most influential singers of our time.

Whitney Houston,48, died suddenly on Saturday, just a day before the Grammy Awards.

New details are emerging that Houston may not have drowned in the bathtub she was found dead in inside her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton. The coroner reportedly told the Houston family, the pop icon died from what appears to be a deadly combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.

From the mid 80s to the late 90s, Houston was one of the world?s best selling artists.

By the end of her career, her once stunning and spectacular image was tarnished by her struggle with drugs, alcohol and her erratic relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown. According to TMZ, Houston?s family was told she died from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol.

It could take weeks for an autopsy to determine how Houston died.

A memorial was set up at the Newark, New Jersey church where Houston grew up and sang. Also, at the Apollo Theater Houston's name was up on the marquee.

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