The tragic news of the death of Whitney Houston may come as no surprise to friends and fans who knew her battles with drug and alcohol addiction were not very successful. However, although prescription drugs were present, no illegal drugs were found in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died.
Various news sources are reporting that a member of Whitney’s entourage found her in her 4th-floor room at the Beverly Hilton hotel and called hotel security, who upon finding her dialed 911. It may be possible that she drowned in the bathtub.
When emergency medical technicians arrived Houston was found unresponsive, and her body had been removed from the bathtub. Paramedics performed CPR on Houston with no success and she was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM
Whitney Houston won six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards during her record-breaking career. Her album “Whitney”, which was released in the United States on June 2, 1987, was the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts.
She has sold 200 million albums worldwide.
Houston was the only artist to have seven consecutive No. 1 singles on Billboard magazine’s pop chart.
The music industry has lost a very talented musician who won the hearts of many fans.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born to John and Cissy Houston on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey. She joined a musical family that included her older brother, Michael, and a half-brother, Gary, from her mother’s previous marriage.
Houston leaves behind one child, Bobbi Kristina, who she had with her former husband, Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007.