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Singing legend Whitney Houston was found dead this afternoon in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. She was 48. Her publicist Kristen Foster confirmed the news to the Associated Press. 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. She was pronounced dead at 3:55pm PT after paramedics unsuccessfully performed CPR for 20 minutes. The singer was staying at the Beverly Hilton to attend Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party. 

Just earlier this week, she was spotted leaving Kelly Price’s pre-Grammy party at Tru Hollywood nightclub.

Whitney was discovered in a New York nightclub by music industry exec Clive Davis. Her debut album, “Whitney Houston,” became the best-selling debut ever by a female artist. Her second album, “Whitney,” was the first album by a female artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts. She is the most awarded female artist of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and one of the world’s best-selling recording artists, having sold over 170 million albums and singles worldwide.

Houston had one child, daughter Bobbi Kristina, with husband Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007.

For many, Whitney’s music is the soundtrack to their lives. There isn’t a pop singer today who wasn’t influenced by her.

RIP Whitney—one of the greatest singers of all time. You will surely be missed.

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