BREAKING NEWS: Publicist: Whitney Houston has died at 48
TMZ is reporting that Whitney Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel and a police crime lab vehicle was seen outside the hotel. Whitney Houston sold more than 170 million albums. This is a sad, sad commentary. Some sites are reporting suicide is suspected in Whitney Houston’s death, while others are saying a drug overdose is suspected. That has not been confirmed. Ray J Norwood, Brandi Norwood’s brother, was reportedly with her for the last few nights, including this morning, but his publicist is saying that’s inaccurate. Her body was found by her brother in a bathtub. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Whitney Houston.
Paramedics performed CPR but it did not work and she was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. PST. This is indeed a shock. Press conference held by Lt. Mark Rosen, a spokesman for the police department said there were no obvious signs of criminal activity and the police have launched an investigation. Her body is still in the fourth floor hotel room at 9:02 p.m. EST. The fact that she was not transported from the hotel in an ambulance to a hospital and the resuscitation efforts were aborted tells me that she had been dead for some time and could not have been saved. I know it’s pure speculation, but it seems that Whitney Houston may have returned to show business a little too early because she had her most recent drug rehabilitation program last year.
Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy Houston reportedly spoke to her 20 minutes before she died and her cousin, Dionne Warwick also spoke to her shortly before she died. Both women said she seemed fine and nothing was amiss with her.
Last pictures of Whitney Houston looking like a hot mess Thursday night . I wondered if she fell off the wagon again. #RIPWhitneyHouston
How ironic, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston gone too soon!