Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48
Whitney Houston sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos during her career, according to her official website.
February 11th, 2012
10:39 PM ET

Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48

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By the CNN Wire Staff

Los Angeles (CNN) - Legendary pop singer Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday at a Beverly Hills, California, hotel, officials said. She was 48.

The entertainer, whose incredible talent was discovered at an early age, was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. (6:55 p.m. ET) at the Beverly Hilton hotel despite resuscitation efforts, a police spokesman said.

Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen said there were "no obvious signs of criminal intent" and that the cause of her death is being investigated.

Houston's bodyguard found her body, said Courtney Barnes, publicist for hip-hop artist Ray J, who was dating the pop diva.

According to her official website, Houston sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos. But she also struggled with addiction problems over the years.

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  1. The Voice of All Times.

    Whtiney Houston was an Iegendary icon, the media is betraying Whitney Houston as a Drug- Addict Junky.
    Whitney Houston was an Black Historic Icon,and should be Honored with Respect and Diginity.
    http://thevoiceof alltimes.webs.com

    February 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. UppityBlackKid

    I hate you Bobby Brown. This is all your fault.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Name*Liz Carter

    I have written comments twice HERE on the death of Whitney and neither has posted...Why is that? I wonder if I'm doing something wrong...?!?

    February 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JoAnne Evans-Davis

    I was at a birthday party for my cousin,s 60th birthday when my son texed me about her death. My fondest memory of her was singing The greatest Love. I never knew that George Benson had originally made it. At the time I first heard it, I was in a very bad marriage and had no/nadda self esteem and was in a very bad place as well as extremley depressed. Now keep in mind that I am almost ten years older than her.I played that song everday, every waking moment. She really did teach me that the greatest love was inside of me. Much love, respect and peace to her family. She touched more people than she knew.Thank you Whitney, we love you and always will.

    February 12, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. RUTH

    whitney Houston was a women after my heart. i cannot believe that she is gone. Whtney i love you and i will always love you because your good work lives on. Rest in Peace

    February 12, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. TomJr-PSCA

    Sad to hear of legendary song bird Houstons death....there will be no other like her, what a gifted voice.

    Piers Morgan, needs a correction, Madonna is the QUEEN of POP. Report factially, which is Madonna is the higest workwide sales artiest esp single artist...and the original Queen of Pop, Madonna sold over 300 Million, Whitney sold only 170 million. Tell Piers to stop his Negative "PR" campaing against Madonna. Piers is a News Corp ex cronie.

    February 12, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |