Whitney Houston found dead at 48

A spokesman for the Beverly Hills Police confirmed the Grammy-award winning singer was found dead in her hotel room last night

Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.

A spokesman for the Beverly Hills Police confirmed the Grammy-award winning singer was found dead in her hotel room last night.

A representitive for the star announced the news in the early hours of the morning. The cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

‘I can confirm that Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel,’ a Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant told American magazine People.

‘We received a call at 3:43 p.m. from hotel security and Beverly Hills fire and police responded minutes later.

‘Someone in her entourage found her unresponsive in her room … It’s unclear who notified hotel staff because she has quite an entourage here at the hotel. We attempted to resuscitate her, to no avail.’

He added: ‘At this time, there’s no obvious evidence of foul play or cause of death.’

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