Last evening, the night before the Grammy Awards, the music world became discombobulated after learning about the death of The Voice: Whitney Houston.
The 48 year old singer/actress/icon was reportedly found by her hairdresser submerged underwater in the bathtub. Houston’s bodyguard pulled her out of the water and attempted CPR until paramedics arrived, but apparently it was too late. Ms. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM. The body was removed from the Beverly Hilton after midnight.
A law enforcement source reportedly told RadarOnline that the singer had “a plethora of sedatives including Lorazepam, Valium, Xanax, and a sleeping medication that was found in her hotel room.”
It appears that Houston’s death was not a suicide. “There were no obvious signs of criminal intent,” the Beverly Hills Police said in a statement.
An autopsy was scheduled for today. An official cause of death will be deferred until toxicology results are determined. That process could take weeks. Although it would be obvious if Houston drowned, it is still important to know whether there existed any contributing factors.
The remake of the film Sparkle, in which she plays Jordin Sparks’ mom, wrapped filming before the singer’s untimely death. The film’s producer, Bishop T.D Jakes, expressed his sadness through a statement upon hearing the news. The film is due to be released in August.
Above is an interview Whitney and Jordan Sparks gave to Entertainment Tonight (“ET”). Houston looks fantastic.
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