Saturday, February 11, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: R&B Singer, Whitney Houston dead at the age of 48

Various news sources (TMZ) are reporting that R&B songstress, Whitney Houston has been found dead in her Beverly Hilton hotel room.  When paramedics arrived Houston was found unresponsive. 

Paramedics performed CPR on the 48 year old multi-time Grammy Award winner, but was not able to revive her, and she was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM EST.  It is reported that she was identified by family members and friends.

It is reported that there are no obvious signs of foul play, but Beverly Hill Police Department detectives have begun a full investigation.  Police are currently seeking a search warrant to investigate the hotel room where Whitney was found dead.  The singer famously battled drug addiction for years, and have been the butt of many drug associated jokes over the years.  Houston was seen out in Hollywood Thursday night for a Grammy party, and many say that she did not look well.  As what seems to be her last performance, Whitney even took the mic and performed a song while at the event.

Many event goers say that Whitney "partied heavily" last night at the Beverly Hilton hotel where she was staying, drinking and chatting loudly with friends at the bar.  Whitney's mother, Cissy Houston, and Dionne Warwick claim the singer sounded fine just hours before her death.

Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party, which Whitney was supposed to open, is going on as scheduled this evening, though Clive will not be in attendance.  Bobby Brown is distraught over Whitney's death, going "in and out of crying fits."  He is scheduled to perform tonight with New Edition in Southaven, Mississippi.

Houston had one child, Bobbi Kristina, with Bobby Brown.  Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007.
Houston won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards during her record-breaking career. Her album "Whitney" was the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts. She has sold 200 million albums worldwide.


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