Whitney Houston Dies Aged 48
The 'I Will Always Love You' star was found dead in her hotel room in Los Angeles.
Whitney Houston, the singer behind the classic hit 'I Will Always Love You', has died at the age of 48.
Police in Los Angeles said the star died in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Speaking to reporters outside the hotel, the LAPD said an emergency call was made at 15.40pm (local time) and that ambulance services arrived at the scene within two minutes.
The singer was pronounced dead at 15.55pm (local time).
Whitney had been staying at the hotel ahead of the Grammy Awards, which are due to take place in Los Angeles tonight (12th February).
The singer had been due to attend a pre-show party organised by her long-time mentor Clive Davis.
Investigators are at the scene trying to determine the star's cause of death.However, a spokesperson for the LAPD said there had been "no obvious signs of criminal intent".
Watch exclusive Capital FM footage from the LAPD press conference below:
Whitney Houston was widely regarded as one of the greatest female singers of all time.
In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all time.
As of 2010, Whitney had won 415 awards for her music, including six Grammy Awards and sold over 70 million albums and singles.
Listen to Capital talking to the LAPD below:
(Picture: The Beverly Hilton Hotel where the singer was found dead in her 4th floor apartment.)