Singer, actress, and producer Whitney Houston has died at the age of forty-eight.
According to the UK Mail Online and TMZ, Whitney Houston was discovered drowned in her bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton. It is unconfirmed, but reports of prescription bottles of Lorazepam, Valium, Xanax and a sleeping medication were also claimed to be found in her room. If that is true, the sedatives could have reacted with alcohol that Houston consumed the previous evening, causing her to lapse into a deep sleep in the bathtub, resulting in her drowning.
CNN reports that Houston’s body was discovered in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by her bodyguard. Emergency personnel attempted to resuscitate her, but she did not respond.
According to Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen, Houston was pronounced dead 3:55PM PST in her room on the fourth floor. He said, “There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time.”
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The Queen of Pop is the most awarded female act of all time, having amassed a total of 415 awards over her career, including two Emmy Awards, six GRAMMY Awards, thirty Billboard Music Awards, and twenty-two American Music Awards.
Known as “The Voice” by many, the singer has been troubled by drug use and a turbulent relationship with fellow singer Bobby Brown over the past decade, tarnishing the “good girl” image she built during the 1980s and most of the ’90s.
We will report more details as the story unfolds.