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Whitney Houston Dead: Singer Dies at 48, Body Found in Beverly Hilton Hotel

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UPDATE: CNN reports that Houston’s body was found in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel by her bodyguard. Attempts to resuscitate the singer were made by emergency personnel but she did not respond. Her body still remains at the hotel. Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen said that Houston was pronounced dead 3:55PM PST in her room on the fourth floor. “There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time,” Rosen states.

Reports also reveal that Whitney Houston’s mother spoke to her 20 to 35 minutes before she died. Veteran singer Dionne Warwick, Houston’s cousin, was in contact with her Saturday, speaking about which table they would sit at during Clive Davis‘ annual Grammy party later that evening.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died. She was 48.

Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unclear.

At her peak in the 1980s and ’90s, Houston the golden girl of the music industry and one of the world’s best-selling artists.

Among her hits were “How Will I Know,” ”Saving All My Love for You” and “I Will Always Love You.” She won multiple Grammys including album and record of the year.


Her success carried her beyond music to movies like “The Bodyguard.”

But by the end of her career, drug use took its toll as her record sales plummeted and her voice became raspy and hoarse.

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