It is with great sadness that we report the untimely passing of songstress Whitney Houston. She has passed away at the young age of 48-years-old.
The singer passed away this afternoon. The details surrounding her death are pretty much unknown at the point…but sources have confirmed her death to TMZ.
According to our sources, Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel. A police crime lab vehicle was seen outside the hotel just moments ago.
Houston had one child, Bobbi Kristina, with husband Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007.
We are in total shock, having heard the news. This is so sad and she was so young to have died at only 48. She has had previous problems with drugs, but declared that she was drug-free in 2010. At the time, she declared “crack is whack”.
Let’s hope that this has nothing to do with any drug problems, but we are unsure at this point.
Story is developing, so stay tuned for any further details as they are made available.
So very sad, may she rest in peace. People magazine reports:
The singing superstar’s publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that Houston died, but did not reveal the cause of death.
Update: We’ve learned that Whitney passed away at 3:55 PM PST at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. TMZ has another update:
Paramedics were called to the Beverly Hilton today when Houston was found unresponsive in her hotel room … sources tell TMZ.
We’re told police arrived to the scene within minutes and fire was already there on another call. According to our sources, paramedics performed CPR but it did not work and she was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM.
Our sources say there were to signs of foul play. We’re told she was ID’ed by family and friends.
Another update: We’ve also learned that Whitney’s body still remains at the hotel where she was found.
STORY DEVELOPING….STAY TUNED…
Update via WCYB:
The latest facts on Houston death: LA Police say investigators still in 4th floor hotel room where singer Whitney Houston died. Spokesman: 9-1-1 got a call this afternoon and sent an emergency crew to the Beverly Hills Hilton. They tried to revive her, but efforts failed. As of 9pm EST, her body is still on scene and investigators are going through the room. More facts on News 5 at 11pm.
Thanks to Bambi Gullatta for the update.
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