News: UPDATE: Late Singer Whitney Houston's Body Discovered By Ray J, Says New Reports

Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 8:31PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In an interesting twist to Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston being pronounced dead Saturday (February 11) night, new reports claim crooner Ray J may have discovered her body at a Beverly Hilton Hotel.

According to new reports, Ray was also actively dating the late music icon.

Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this afternoon. According to CNN, it was Ray J who found her body. At this time, it is unknown if she overdosed or committed suicide. s that Ray J found Whitney dead Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel," tweeted Justin Lear. The news station also reported that Ray-J (famous for his sex tape with Kim Kardashian) and Whitney had been intimately dating and have been together for the past few days. Ray J has not tweeted anything about the death of Whitney Houston (which is understandable), who coincidentally died on his sister, Brandy's, birthday. (Celebs Gather)

The latest reports claim Houston was pronounced dead early Saturday evening.

Legendary pop singer Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday at a Beverly Hills, California, hotel, officials said. She was 48. The entertainer, whose incredible talent was discovered at an early age, was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. (6:55 p.m. ET) at the Beverly Hilton hotel despite resuscitation efforts, a police spokesman said. Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen said there were "no obvious signs of criminal intent" and that the cause of her death is being investigated. Houston's bodyguard found her body, said Courtney Barnes, publicist for hip-hop artist Ray J, who was dating the pop diva. (CNN)

While details are still coming together, publicist Kristen Foster broke the news Saturday (February 11) night.

American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48, her publicist Kristen Foster has said. The cause and the location of her death were unclear, Ms Foster told the Associated Press news agency. Regarded as one of the most celebrated female acts of all time, she also enjoyed success acting in films such as The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale. (BBC News)

The singer previously confessed to battling drug addiction.

But by the end of her career, Houston became a stunning cautionary tale of the toll of drug use. Her album sales plummeted and the hits stopped coming; her once serene image was shattered by a wild demeanor and bizarre public appearances. She confessed to abusing cocaine, marijuana and pills, and her once pristine voice became raspy and hoarse, unable to hit the high notes as she had during her prime. "The biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy," Houston told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an infamous 2002 interview with then-husband Bobby Brown by her side. (MSNBC)

Prior to her music career decline, Houston was world renowned for setting industry records.

So far, the details surround Houstin's death are unclear. The singer famously battled drug addiction for years. Houston won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards during her record-breaking career. Her album "Whitney" was the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts. She has sold 200 million albums world wide. Houston holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Grambling State University in Louisiana. Houston had one child, Bobbi Kristina, with husband Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007. (TMZ)

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