Los Angeles, February 11, 2012
Whitney Houston is dead.
Friends found Houston in her hotel room about 3:30 p.m. and immediately called 911, said sources, who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is ongoing. Arriving emergency medical personnel found the singer unresponsive, and she was pronounced dead shortly before 4 p.m.
Houston’s self-titled debut album, released in 1985, sold 25 million copies worldwide. In total, she released seven albums and three film soundtracks; a winner of six Grammys, Houston sold over 200 million albums and singles worldwide. She earned 30 Billboard Awards, 22 American Music Awards and two Emmy Awards.