Award-winning singer Whitney Houston dies at age 48

By Hindustan Times

Grammy-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston, one of the most talented performers of her generation who lived a turbulent personal life and admitted drug use, died on Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel room. She was 48. A Beverly Hills police officer told reporters they were called to the Beverly Hilton, in Los Angeles, at around 3:20pm PST and that emergency personnel found Houston's body in a fourth-floor room, and she was pronounced dead at 3:55pm.

"She has been positively identified by friends and family (who) were with her at the hotel, and next of kin have already been notified," Lieutenant Mark Rosen told reporters.

Police said there were no obvious signs of criminal intent at the scene and her death is under investigation. Houston was in Los Angel