News: Prescription Drugs Discovered In Whitney Houston's Room, Singer Allegedy Drowned

Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 12:04PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Hours after late singer Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at a Bevelry Hills hotel, new reports claim prescription drugs were discovered and she may have likely drowned.

New reports claim Houston's body was found in her hotel bathtub.

Police discovered "various pill bottles" in Houston's room, TMZ reported, adding that family members said Houston had been taking the prescription drug Xanax, which is often used to treat anxiety. When combined with alcohol, Xanax can cause drowsiness. Houston was reportedly found in her bathtub -- TMZ says her head was underwater -- and could not be revived by paramedics after being removed from the tub. No alcohol was found in the preliminary sweep of Houston's room, TMZ reports, but there were multiple reports that Houston had been drinking with friends the night before at the hotel. (Fox News)

R&B singer Ray J allegedly discovered Houston's corpse Saturday night.

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)

Yesterday reports suggested there was no criminal or foul play shown on her body.

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)

The late singer's publicist Kristen Foster broke the news Saturday, leaving fans in shock.

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)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

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