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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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Whitney Houston's financial situation is less than ideal, according to reports.

The term "broke as a joke" is used in said reports by Radar Online, in fact.

The Bodyguard star, who sought help for drug addiction last year, has allegedly lost most or all of her fortune, source closes to the singer have revealed.

A Whitney Houston Picture

“Whitney’s fortune is gone,” the source said. “Music industry heavy hitters are supporting her and her label is fronting her cash against her next album."

"No one knows when that will be released, however. It's gotten really bad. She might be homeless if not for people saving her. She is broke as a joke.”

The six-time Grammy winner and ex-wife of Bobby Brown has slowly blown through an enormous fortune that she amassed over several decades of stardom.

“She recently called someone to ask for $100,” the source said. “It is so sad. She should have Mariah Carey money, and she’s flat broke.”

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Hmmm... Whitney Houston might wanna claim she was drunk in this case.

According to multiple sources, the troubled singer almost got kicked off a Delta flight in Atlanta yesterday because she wouldn't buckle her seatbelt. Really. She just refused to do so.

Whitney Houston Red Carpet Pic

After being warned that she'd be removed unless she followed orders, a crew member actually had to come over and fasten Whitney's safety restraint for her, as an insider tells TMZ Houston "overreacted a little bit after missing an earlier flight but she's still 100% sober and was on the way to Detroit for her first day of shooting a new movie."

The artist spent 30 days in rehab earlier this summer.

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Whitney Houston may not being dying from emphy­sema. But the iconic singer is reportedly dying to get better.

Sources confirm to TMZ that the artist, who recently completed a 30-day out-patient rehab stint, is seeking additional help for substance abuse problems.

Hi, Whitney Houston!

No word yet from Houston's camp, but friends say this is her decision and she has hired an around-the-clock life coach to ensure she stays drug and alcohol-free.

"She really wants it this time," an insider says.

Let's hope so. Best of luck, Whit.

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Whitney Houston has faced a number of personal issues over the last few years, most of them drug-related.

But a source is now telling The National Enquirer that the singer is dealing with the most troubling foe of all: emphy­sema.

This insider paints a grim future for the star, saying: "Her doctors are warning her she’ll die a horrible death."

Poor Whitney

While this tabloid isn't exactly known for breaking reliable news, the diagnosis would explain Whitney's disastrous world tour last year, as fans walked out on concerts due to her awful performances.

Houston remains one of the greats, however. What is your favorite song of hers?

 

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Whitney Houston has checked into rehab.

Interestingly, it's an out-patient rehabilitation program, it's NOT for drugs or alcohol and Houston has already been in the program for 10 days or so.

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The program allows Houston to go out in public as long as she has a monitor. Last weekend, Whitney was enjoying herself at a Prince concert in L.A.

Her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was right by her side. So what gives? It's unclear why Houston is in treatment but sources say it's not for drugs.

"She's cleansing herself to get ready for a new movie," a source tells TMZ.

Whether anyone believes that is another story, but we hope she gets well.

UPDATE: In an about face, a rep for Whitney says the singer IS receiving treatment for drugs and alcohol as part of her "long-standing" recovery.

Houston admitted problems with substance abuse in the past, but the demons resurfaced, says a friend: "She was plastered and she was a mess."

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According to the March 14 issue of The National Enquirer, Bobbi Kristina Brown is taking after the troublesome habits of her parents.

That tabloid has printed multiple photos of the 18-year old allegedly snorting a white substance, along with quotes from an ex-boyfriend who says: “Krissi is addicted to cocaine. I’ve tried to stop her, but all she said was, ‘I’m just like my mother!’"

Houston has reportedly battled drug problems for years. Her weight has dropped significantly and her concerts have been a disaster.

Bobbi Kristina Brown

“Krissi has grown up seeing both her parents high on a regular basis," this former lover claims. “Whitney needs to see what her daughter is doing to herself. If Krissi doesn’t stop soon, this addiction to cocaine will kill her!”

In 2008, Bobbi Kristina was admitted to a psychiatric ward after she attempted to stab her mother. She then turned the blade on herself and tried to slit her own wrists.

In response to this tabloid story, Bobbi has Tweeted: The pictures_ a former very dear person to me did this. Set me up to make it look exactly what it looks like. God will smite them yes..But it's really not what it looks like.. People will do anything for money which is extremely sad, and I'm very hurt by this.

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The Whitney Houstin Humiliation Tour goes on.

A month ago, during a concert in Australia, the former chart topper coughed and wheezed her way through a rendition of "I Will Always Love You." She left most verses to back-up singers. It was pathetic.

But it wasn't enough to cancel the tour, as Whitney's manager tried to spin the debacle into a tale of someone way past her prime going out there and giving it her all.

"If [fans] want to see a true professional artist give 100%, come along and enjoy the ride of an amazing talent, on stage, letting her heart and soul out," he told future audience members.

The folks in London didn't get the memo, however, as they hoped for an enjoyable performance from Houston over the weekend. Concert goers had the gall to expect Whitney to actually sing her own material, and many walked out of The O2 Arena when she could only muster excuses, as opposed to high notes.

"She don't want to come, my soprano friend," Houston whined, blaming the arena's air conditioning. "Sometimes the old girl sings, but not tonight. I want to do it, but she doesn't want to."

Referring to your voice, broken down after years of drug use, as an individual with its own personality? No wonder friends refer to Houston as a "hot mess."

Said one person in attendance to USA Today: The concert was "rubbish. She can't even complete a song."

Another referred to Whitney as "not a patch on what she was." We assume that's British speak for: She's an absolute trainwreck that needs serious help.

Watch the terrible performance below, but be warned: you may need to double up on ear plugs.

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Recent reports claim that Whitney Houston canceled the European leg of her tour because of illness.

But those that spotted the singer at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles on March 10 say there's a different reason behind Houston's change of plans: she's back on drugs.

Whitney Houston Photograph

This should come as no surprise to anyone that watched Whitney sing in Australia a couple months ago. It was an absolute trainwreck.

Now, according to some dude named Marlon David, Houston has a serious problem - and it was on full display at the aforementioned hotel's bar. Appearing disheveled and walking in with ex-husband Bobby Brown, Whitney allegedly screamed “I want a f*ckin’ drink!”

From there, David recounts to In Touch Weekly:

“I saw her pull a plastic bag out, put a folded bill to her nose and discreetly snort a line from it of what to me certainly looked like cocaine. She’s extremely thin and looks like a disaster. She’s a hot mess.”

How did Brown react to this scene? He was actually disgusted by it, David said:

"He had so much trouble trying to control her. He tried to make her leave, but she wouldn’t. She started yelling his name loudly and calling him a stupid son of a bitch, and he told her to shut the f*ck up.”

This is all very sad, really. Back when Whitney sang "I Will Always Love You," who could have guessed she was addressing it to drugs and alcohol?

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These days, Whitney Houston sounds like Britney Spears and looks like Courtney Love.

We wish this singer the best, but watch her sing in Australia. She's an absolute mess.

But that's actually not true, publicist Kristen Foster somehow claims. She told E! News yesterday:

"Whitney is in great health and having a terrific time on her tour and with her fans. There were over 9,000 people at her show in Brisbane, and there were over 12,000 at Acer Arena last night in Sydney. Her fans were dancing and singing along with her and Whitney appreciates their support."

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But with Whitney stopping mid-song to take water breaks, and actually having back-up singers hit the high notes on "I Will Always Love You," many concert-goers have been anything but supportive.

One audience member told Asiancorrespondent.com that Houston "couldn't entertain a dead rat," which may be our favorite quote of the decade.

The Sydney Morning Herald tried to offer Whitney a few props, citing her "incoherence," but saying those in attendance eventually "warmed to her."

Sadly, at this point in her once-incredible career, this passes for high praise for Houston.

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