Recent reports from the Huffington Post about the County Coroner’s office “confirmed that some prescription medications were found in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died, but not in large quantities.”
The report stated that according to Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter’s statement to Associated Press “medications were found on the scene, but there weren’t a lot of bottles as previous reports had claimed. Winter declined to give any specifics because of the ongoing investigation.”
Dead at 48
The U.S. lost on Feb. 11, 2012, one of the most beautiful voices of a true diva, icon and legend–Whitney Houston. She was 48 and the cause of death, according to officials, is still under investigation. Her publicist, Kristen Foster, first broke the news, according to other news sources.
The singer, who scored 7 number one hits, was known to have a public struggle with drugs. According to police at the scene, she was found dead at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, at 3:55 p.m. PT today, according to E! News.
The isolated vocals of her soulful voice, vibrant and controlled, can be listened to via her performance at this link where she sings How Will I Know, A Capella. Through this sound bite, her distinctive vocals reflect the incomparable vocalist of her time.
The Bodyguard soundtrack was among the top 10 albums of all time. She sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos.
Via The Rainbow Times’ Twitter Channel, friends, fans and celebrity reactions were pouring TRT’s channel and the Twitter sphere, as they shared their sorrow due to the actress’ sudden death.
Kim Kardashian: Just heard the tragic news that Whitney Houston passed away. I pray for her daughter & loved ones. We will always love you Whitney…
Ryan Seacrest: At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned.
Judith Hill: Can’t believe it!! Just saw Whitney two nights ago and she gave me a big hug. Heartbroken!! Utterly devastated beyond words
Donna Brazile (CNN): Deepest condolences to #Whitney Houston’s entire family, including her young daughter. “Weeping may endure for a night..” Peace out. I’m sad
Bret Michaels: My deepest condolences to Whitney Houston’s family and friends. I first met Whitney when we were in Rome on…
Linda Perry: This is tragic terribly sad news. Whitney Houston was such a powerful presence & a lost soul. Her voice made me cry, She will be missed.
Tony Braxton: She’s paved the way for every single singer in the music industry. Iconic, legendary, innovating, amazing, humble…1 the best in the world
Mariah Carey: Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston.
Kelly Osbourne: i truly hope you are in peace #WhitneyHouston i feel so honored to have known you! i love you RIP!
Serena Williams: #OneMomentInTime has propelled me to many of my grand slams victories.
Ricky Martin: RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly
Randy Jackson: wow I am devastated. the world has lost another one of the best voices in history. RIP whitney houston…
Ludacris: R.I.P WHITNEY HOUSTON. ONE OF THE PUREST SOULS I’VE EVER MET IN MY LIFE.
Rosie O’Donnell: Dear God … There is a grief that can’t be spoken
Chely Wright: Whitney Houston, rest in peace. I can’t stop crying. So sad.
More and more celebrities, as the news continues to break, share their shock, prayers and condolences for Whitney Houston and her family via Twitter and other social networks.
The singer of known hits “I Will Always Love You, How Will I Know, Greatest Love of All, One Moment In Time, Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” and so many more, has gone unexpectedly and cyberspace is over pouring with her loss.
As of almost 10 p.m. EST, there have been speculations, per CNN, that Jennifer Hudson will be performing some sort of tribute to Houston at the Grammys to take place Sunday, Feb. 12th. It is reported that the show will substantially change due to the sudden passing of the New Jersey native. According to E! News, “Houston’s survivors include Bobbi Kristina Brown (HLN T will have a special on Whitney’s daughter) , her 18-year-old daughter with Bobby Brown,” whom she divorced in 2007 after a tumultuous marriage.
Whitney Houston, born in 1963, dead in 2012.