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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Death of an American icon: Troubled singer Whitney Houston is found dead in Beverly Hills hotel room after drugs battle, aged 48

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, died on Saturday afternoon. She was 48. It also gave her perhaps her most memorable hit: a stunning rendition of Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You, which sat atop the charts for weeks. It was Grammy's record of the year and best female pop vocal, and the Bodyguard soundtrack was named album of the year. Publicist Kristen Foster confirmed that the singer had died, but the cause of her death was unknown. She died at the Beverly Hilton hotel. She was apparently found by her bodyguard in her hotel room. An unconfirmed report later emerged which said that Houston had been found in her bathtub. A spokesman for the local police department said that emergency services had been called to the hotel at 3.43pm on Saturday, arriving minutes later. Officials rushed to the room on the fourth floor where she was staying as a guest, where they found security staff and firemen attempting to revive her using CPR....read more>>>...

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