Comedian Sinbad Comments on Whitney Houston's Death

, Posted: Sat, February 11 2012 at 10:42 PM, Updated: Sat, February 11 2012 at 11:24 PM

According to Whitney Houston's representative, the 48-year-old was confirmed dead on Saturday around 3 P.M The cause of death is still unknown. Law enforcement officials say Houston was found dead in a hotel room.

We spoke with comedian Sinbad, who was in the Rogue Valley for a comedy show. He knew Houston well.

"Whitney gave me my first opportunity to actually play in a big room because I opened for her in Madison Square Garden."
According to her official website, Houston sold more than 170-million albums, singles, and videos. She had seven straight billboard number one hits in the 1980's.

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