More details surrounding the death of Whitney Houston have emerged.
The 48-year-old singer was found dead earlier this afternoon (February 11) inside of the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles.
Sources stated that friends found her unconscious in her fourth floor hotel room.
Paramedics attempted to a resuscitate Whitney Houston, but their efforts failed.
“She has been positively identified by friends, family and co-workers that were with her at the hotel and the next of kin have already been notified,” LT. Mark Rosen said. “There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time and it’s thoroughly being investigated by Beverly Hills Police detectives.”
Representatives for Whitney Houston’s ex, Ray J., have denied reports that he was the person that discovered Whitney Houston’s body.
Sources told AllHipHop.com said that Houston was found by her brother Michael, who discovered the singer dead in the bathtub.
Meanwhile, the news of the six-time Grammy Award winning artist’s death sent shockwaves through the hip-hop industry.
“I hate to say these words about my sister & friend R.I.P To the Great Whitney Houston you will always be loved in this world!! #Deans,” said Swizz Beatz, who produced Whitney’s single “Million Dollar Bill.”
“I had the pleasure of knowing /wking w whitney. Known her 4 long time. My prayers r w/fam, robyn, bob, ect.. RIP whitney “THEVOICE,” Q-Tip tweeted.
“Smh… She was GREAT… I’m tired of the “GREATS” passing b4 their time,” Royce Da 5’9 tweeted.
@Damn this a classic pic of Pac & Whitney http://t.co/lqlHDzP2 Heaven got all the greats!! #RIP,” The Outlawz tweeted.
“rip 2 a Legendary Diva, Icon, Mother & Friend Whitney Houston. 1 of the greatest voices ever. u will be truly missed. R.I.P Whitney Houston,” Timbaland tweeted.
Whitney Houston was in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards.
Sources stated that a number of artists are scrambling to pull together a tribute for Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards, which are slated to take place tomorrow (February 12).
Ironically, Clive Davis, who discovered Whitney Houston, is hosting his legendary pre-Grammy bash tonight, with Whitney Houston’s, ex, Ray J.
“Six-time GRAMMY® winner Whitney Houston was one of the world’s greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades,” Neil Portnow President/CEO The Recording Academy/Grammy’s.
“Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs. A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice,” Portnow said.
A source told AllHipHop.com that her former husband Bobby Brown is currently in Mississippi, where he is due to perform with New Edition.
The source said that Bobby Brown was “devastated.”