Details are still being released and the cause of death is currently not known, but her publicist Kristen Foster confirmed that Whitney Houston died today (February 11).
Whitney Houston, was just 48 years old when she died.
Whitney Houston has sold over 200 million records world-wide.
She was well known for her documented struggles with drugs.
Whitney is survived by one child, Bobbi Kristina, with her former husband, Bobby Brown.
The 48-year-old singer was found dead earlier this afternoon (February 11) inside of the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles.
Sources stated that friends found her unconscious in her fourth floor hotel room.
Paramedics attempted to a resuscitate Whitney Houston, but their efforts failed.
“She has been positively identified by friends, family and co-workers that were with her at the hotel and the next of kin have already been notified,” LT. Mark Rosen said. “There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time and it’s thoroughly being investigated by Beverly Hills Police detectives.”
Representatives for Whitney Houston’s ex, Ray J., have denied reports that he was the person that discovered Whitney Houston’s body.
Sources told AllHipHop.com said that Houston was found by her brother Michael, who discovered the singer dead in the bathtub.
Meanwhile, the news of the six-time Grammy Award winning artist’s death sent shockwaves through the hip-hop industry.
“I hate to say these words about my sister & friend R.I.P To the Great Whitney Houston you will always be loved in this world!! #Deans,” said Swizz Beatz, who produced Whitney’s single “Million Dollar Bill.”
“I had the pleasure of knowing /wking w whitney. Known her 4 long time. My prayers r w/fam, robyn, bob, ect.. RIP whitney “THEVOICE,” Q-Tip tweeted.
“Smh… She was GREAT… I’m tired of the “GREATS” passing b4 their time,” Royce Da 5’9 tweeted.