Entertainment reporter Alan Duke confirmed to CNN that Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where she was staying leading up to the Grammys tomorrow night, February 12. Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party was set to take place at the same hotel tonight where Whitney had plans to attend.
Ray J, her longtime on-and-off again boyfriend is “distraught and tripping right now about what is happening.”
During a press conference, Mark Rosen, a spokesperson for the Beverly Hills police department stated that Whitney was pronounced dead at 3:55PM PST. There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent, and the Beverly Hills police is currently investigating. The police attempted CPR but were unsuccessful.
Whitney's bodyguard, coincidentally named Ray, found Whitney Houston dead on the floor of her fourth floor hotel room. Ray J's publicist confirms this info though he was not near the scene at the time.
Whitney Houston “partied heavily” at the Beverly Hilton hotel with a group of friends. Whitney and her friends were in the bar for a time and the group was drinking and very loud. Our sources say even though the hotel is busy with all the Grammy festivities, Whitney and her group stood out because they were so boisterous.
Again, it's too early to know what caused her death.
Houston was found dead today at the Beverly Hilton. She was 48.
Beverly Hilton hotel employees tell TMZ … Whitney Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her room.
Source: TMZ, Global Grind