OMG, how can this be…WhitneyÂ HoustonÂ is dead at just 48 years old! Whitney was spotted out earlier this week…how can this be?
Whitney Houston, known as much for her golden voice as the troubles that plagued her personal life, has died. She was 48.
Her publicist, Kristen Foster, confirmed Houston’s passing Saturday just hours before the singer was expected to perform at Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton.
“I can confirm that Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. We received a call at 3:43 p.m. from hotel security and Beverly Hills Fire and police responded minutes later,” Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant Mark Rosen tells PEOPLE. “It’s unclear who notified hotel staff because she has quite an entourage here at the hotel. We attempted to resuscitate her, to no avail.”
As to whether there was any evidence of drugs or foul play, Rosen responded: “We don’t know yet, her death is under investigation.”
Earlier this week, the six-time Grammy winner was spotted having a night out on the town in L.A. at “Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B Grammy Party” at Tru Hollywood.
After a more than 15-year hiatus from the big screen, Houston recently filmed Sparkle, due to arrive in theaters Aug. 10, with Jordin Sparks.
Houston has a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, with whom she has a daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 19. The couple divorced in 2007.
Houston’s debut album, Whitney Houston, was released in 1985 and sold millions of copies. Among the hits off the album were “Saving All My Love for You,” “How Will I Know,” ”You Give Good Love” and “The Greatest Love of All.”
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