UPDATE: LA Times says "She was found in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where emergency medical personnel were called sometime Saturday, said the sources, who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is ongoing."
Publicist Kristen Foster says singer Whitney Houston, the multi award winning singer, has died at the age 48.
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 albums world wide said TMZ.
Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.
Houston had one child, Bobbi Kristina, with husband Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007.
She was famed for her hit role in the film Bodyguard starring alongside Kevin Costner.
Later in her career, the toll of drug use had got to her and her album sales plummeted. Last year at the 02 in London she performed in front of a sell out crowd however many fans called her performance 'bizarre' and said had lost her voice and was not the same performer.
She confessed openly to abusing cocaine, marijuana and pills. The LA County Coroner said 'Whitney Houstons death has not been reported to our office.'
CNN confirms that Ray J found Whitney Houston dead Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. However CNN later reported Ray J was no where near hotel when Whitney died, according to his Publicist.
Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can't believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..
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