Whitney Houston's Body Found in Bathtub: Confirmed

Celebrity News Feb. 12, 2012 AT 4:47PM
Whitney Houston's Body Found in Bathtub: Confirmed Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

As widely rumored, Whitney Houston's body was indeed found partially submerged in a bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.

The "I'm Every Woman" singer -- who entered rehab last year and had been frank about her use of cocaine, marijuana and pills -- was discovered by a member of her team on Saturday afternoon, who then alerted paramedics.

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After attempting CPR for about 20 minutes, paramedics pronounced Houston dead at 3:55 p.m. It is believed that Houston (she appeared intoxicated and erratic two evenings before at the Tru Hollywood club) was likely the victim of an accidental drowning.

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48 at the time of her death, the Grammy-winning star had been scheduled to appear Saturday evening at the same hotel for mentor Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammys gala. (The event went on hours after news broke of her death, with a heartfelt moment of silence requested by Davis, 79, and numerous musical tributes from Alicia Keys, Diana Krall and others.)

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The superstar's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalized for stress on Sunday in the wake of her mother's shocking death. The 18-year-old, whose dad is Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown, is having a "total breakdown," an insider says. "She is freaking out, uncontrollably sobbing. We thought she was trying to kill herself. Everybody is worried."

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