Whitney Houston Dead at 48

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Whitney Houston, one of the most successful female artists of all-time, died at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel today. She was 48.

The singer's rep confirmed the news this evening to The Associate Press, with insiders saying a member of Houston's entourage discovered her body late in the afternoon; a hotel employee called 911; and paramedics arrived to find Whitney unresponsive.

She was pronounced dead at 3:55 local time.

Beverly Hill Police Lt. Mark Rosen said there was "no obvious signs of criminal intent," though no cause of death has been determined and detectives have already started a full investigation.

R.I.P. Whitney Houston

Houston leaves behind a daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

The two-time Emmy and six-time Grammy Award winner sold over 200 million albums worldwide. She had battled alcohol and drug addiction - last seeking treatment in early 2011 - for many years prior to her death and was spotted out twice in Los Angeles over the last week, first with occasional boyfriend Ray J and then with a pal on Thursday night.

Whitney was staying at the hotel in anticipation of Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party, which was scheduled to take place there that night.

Our thoughts go out to her loved ones and, in her honor, we present the greatest national anthem performance in professional sports history:

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This would probably not have happened if the hadn't hooked up with Bobby Brown. He is "Ghetto" and therefore she became "Ghetto".

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@ Hilton Hater,
Thank you for reminding us about Whitney's rendition of The National Anthem. Leave it to "Nippy" to light a spirit to that song unlike anything that our Nation had seen during a Super Bowl patriotic moment!!

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To begin with, I TRULY agree with Dave...Bobby Brown had better watch his own goddamn ASS!!! As far as I'm concerned, the following people (gradually) killed Whitney Houston over the years: (1) Bobby Brown, (2) ALL of those lowlife drug dealers that Whitney went to looking for drugs and (3) many of Whitney's so-called entourage. By the way, I think that A LOT of people in these so-called entourages are leeches, morons and users!!!!! YIKES!!! Once again, this is Jaybird369 saying...take care everyone. PEACE!!!!!

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Omg! Rest in peace Whitney... :-(

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I would like to extend my condolences to friends and family of Whitney Houston. Her death is such a great sadness to all the AVID FAN globally. I Have Nothing, I Will Always Love You and Run To You are those lovely songs that pinched a portion of my heart. RIP Truly an AVID FAN from the Philippines.

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My deepest sympathy goes out to Bobbi Kristina and Whitney's mom may God be with you though time off berievement,much love to all of you who loved whitney she's da best singer I've ever heard in my life,and Bobby Brown hand him over to God He is the best to handle this situation,mwa love u whitney RIP

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How sad. I always wondered what she was doing with a guy like Bobby Brown.

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Bobby Brown ultimately killed Whitney. All drug dealers should be put in front of a firing squad. Drugs ruin lives, and drug use should not be glorified. Whitney, we will remember you for the loving talent you once were. Your memory will live on. RIP.

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I would like to extend my condolences to friends and family of Whitney Houston. Her death is such a great sadness to all the AVID FAN globally. I Have Nothing, I Will Always Love You and Run To You are those lovely songs that pinched a portion of my heart. RIP

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Bobby Brown better watch his ass, because Whitney was beloved the world over, and everyone knows it was him and his drugs that ultimately killed her. I feel so sorry for her daughter.

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