According to sources, Police said that the "I wanna dance with somebody" singer (48) was pronounced dead in her private 4th-floor room, at the Beverly Hilton. At this stage the cause of death is unknown, no foul play is suspected.
Paramedics found Whitney to be unresponsive when they arrived on the scene after being alerted via 911. They performed CPR but it was unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM.
Whitney performed briefly at a Grammy party but did not appear to be very well, this was to be her last performance.
We will never forget her soaring vocals, he passionate performances. We will always be mindful of how drug abuse and alcohol abuse can affect and even prematurely end a person's life. How many more celebrities will we watch (with morbid fascination) crash and burn in the eye of public attention? I feel for these 'celebs' as they try to do what they love, while under intense scrutiny and pressure from outside sources.
My condolences to Whitney's family and close friends during this time. May the madness of American Idol Worship lessen with time, although we all know that many more celebrity lives, marriages, and families will suffer this kind of loss in future.