Singer Whitney Houston was found dead
at the age of 48 Saturday in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel,
the Los Angeles Times reported.
Houston was found unresponsive at about
3:30PM, and she was pronounced dead at 4PM by paramedics, Beverly
Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen told KTLA News.
The singer was scheduled to perform
Saturday night at Clive Davis' annual Grammy industry party at the
Hilton. Davis, the head of Arista Records, discovered Houston.
Celebrity gossip site TMZ.com
reported that there is a possibility that Houston drowned in a
Houston sold more than 170 million
albums during her career, including seven multi-platinum albums. A
remake of Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You was featured
in the 1992 film The Bodyguard, which starred Houston in her
first acting role. The single became Houston's signature song.
Davis told people attending his party
on Saturday that he was “personally devastated” by Houston's
death, but “simply put, Whitney would have wanted the music to go
on, and her family has asked for us to carry on.”
Houston's life spun out of control in
the 1990s. She later acknowledged a drug addiction and in 2007 she
ended her 14-year marriage to singer Bobby Brown amid allegations of
domestic violence. (A news report on Houston's life is embedded in
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