UPDATED: Singer Whitney Houston Is Dead At Age 48

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Singer Whitney Houston died today at the age of 48.

Whitney’s rep confirmed the tragic news that she passed away today, February 11, 2012. Reportedly it happened at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Details of her death are not being shared just yet.

Whitney leaves behind one daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 18, that she shared with ex-husband Bobby Brown. She was most recently dating Ray-J (Brandi Norwood’s brother).

Our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant Mark Rosen tells People Magazine:

“I can confirm that Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. We received a call at 3:43 p.m. from hotel security and Beverly Hills fire and police responded minutes later. Someone in her entourage found her unresponsive in her room … It’s unclear who notified hotel staff because she has quite an entourage here at the hotel. We attempted to resuscitate her, to no avail. At this time, there’s no obvious evidence of foul play or cause of death.”

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