UPDATE ON WHITNEY HOUSTON'S DEATH
Whitney Houston died this afternoon ... a rep for the singer told the Associated Press.
Our sources tell us a member of Whitney's entourage found her in her oom at the Beverly Hilton hotel ... and called hotel security -- who then dialed 911. When paramedics arrived Houston was found unresponsive.
We're told police arrived to the scene within minutes and fire was already there on an unrelated call. According to our sources, paramedics performed CPR but it did not work and she was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM.
Our sources say there were no signs of obvious foul play, but a BH PD detectives have begun a full investigation. We're told she was ID'ed by family and friends.
The singer famously battled drug addiction for years.
Houston was seen out in Hollywood on Thursday night ... and she did not look well (see below).
Houston won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards during her record-breaking career. Her album "Whitney" was the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts. She has sold 200 million albums world wide.
Houston holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Grambling State University in Louisiana.
Houston had one child, Bobbi Kristina, with husband Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007.