Though as is the case with deaths of indeterminate cause (ie, not a murder or long illness), toxicology testing is usually to follow, more details have emerged regarding the death of singer Whitney Houston.
Like Amy Winehouse before her, the singer struggled with substance abuse and had exhibited a declining ability to perform over the years preceding her death. Just two days ago, Houston was spotted out on the town, looking a bit worse for wear, and rumors began to circulate that the singer was doing poorly again.
TMZ got some details on the circumstances surrounding Houston’s death, and while Whitney Houston’s cause of death is not yet known, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge about the circumstances surrounding it. The site explains:
Our sources tell us a member of Whitney’s entourage found her in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel … and called hotel security — who then dialed 911. When paramedics arrived Houston was found unresponsive.
We’re told police arrived to the scene within minutes and fire was already there on an unrelated call. According to our sources, paramedics performed CPR but it did not work and she was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM… Our sources say there were no obvious signs of foul play, but BH PD detectives have begun a full investigation. We’re told she was ID’ed by family and friends.
Houston is survived by her 19-year-old daughter with singer Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina.