We have received confirmed reports from her representatives that Whitney Houston has died at age 48. Houston was born on August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey.
Her body was found in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday afternoon just hours before she was scheduled to attend a party for the Grammy Awards. The host of that party was Clive Davis who first signed Houston in 1983 after seeing her perform in a nightclub. “Whitney was a beautiful person and she had a talent beyond compare,” Davis said.
Whitney, who was 48, died of an alleged combination of Xanax with other prescriptions and alcohol. The L.A. County Coroner informed the family that there was not enough water in her lungs to point to drowning, but rather she was likely already dead from the mixture by the time she became submerged in bathwater. Whitney Houston partied heavily in the hours leading up to her death
The coroner’s office have now released the 48-year-old’s body to her family. Her funeral service will take place on Saturday at the New Hope Baptist church in Newark, New Jersey, where she sang as a child, according to Sky News.
Houston won six Grammy awards, two Emmys, 30 Billboard Music Awards and 22 American Music Awards among others over the years.