Saturday, February 11, 2012
Whitney Houston Dead at 48
Whitney Houston was reportedly discovered by her hairdresser in the bathtub submerged in the water and pulled out by her bodyguards, one of them named "Ray". Ray-J was no where in the vicinity.
According to TMZ, prescription drugs were discovered in the room which may have sedated Houston causing her to fall asleep or pass out while in the tub. An autopsy will be performed today (Feb. 12th).
In shocking news Whitney Houston was found dead in her hotel room at the Beverly Hills Hilton earlier today (Feb 11th). The troubled singer who was rumored to be in financial ruin was in the midst of recording a comeback album and was reportedly living off the advance money for said album.
This is a tragic end to a life filled with so much promise nearly 30 years ago when a teenage Houston was discovered by legendary music executive Clive Davis. Houston went on break multiple records in the music industry most notably with the soundtrack to her first movie The Bodyguard. "I Will Always Love You" remains the standard of the power ballad in R&B/pop music.
Unfortunately, Houston became more famous for her erratic behavior during the 90s and 2000s during her tumultuous marriage to fellow R&B singer Bobby Brown. A shocking union to say the least when the two wed in 1992, many believed Brown would lead her down the wrong path. However it has been said that Houston already had demons when the two met and their relationship exacerbated her struggles with substance abuse.
In 2001 during a tribute to Michael Jackson, Houston look skeletal as she took the stage leaving many to fear for her life.
Houston was discovered by artist Ray-J with whom she was said to have been in a past relationship.