Publicist Kristen Foster announced today that singer, Whitney Houston died at age 48. MSNBC, TMZ and the Associated Press have confirmed. The cause and is unknown but the location has been confirmed as the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA. RIP Nippy.
According to TMZ Cissy Houston spoke to Whitney on the phone 30 minutes before she died and nothing seemed unusual.
Dionne Warwick talk to Whitney a few hours before she died to see if they were sitting at the same table at the Clive Davis party.
TMZ has reported that no illegal drugs have been found in the hotel room. Prescription drugs were present and it’s possible that she drowned in the bathtub.
Update 2/12 11:20am
According to TMZ Whitney Houston was taking Xanax which is a prescription for treating anxiety and depression. Mixed with alcohol can cause severe sedation.
Whitney Houston was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday … with her face underwater … people close to Whitney tell TMZ.
According to our sources, her stylist, hairdresser and two bodyguards were among the people in the room at the time. We’re told they became worried about Whitney because she had been in the bathroom for over an hour and it was time to start getting ready for the Clive Davis party.
Our sources say they began to knock on the door and there was no answer. We’re told the hairdresser, who is female, went in to check on Whitney. She immediately screamed and, according to our sources, one of the bodyguards came running in and pulled her out of the tub.
We’re told Whitney’s face was below the water and her legs were up … like she had slid down the back of the tub.