Whitney Houston Died in Hotel Room, Investigation Being Conducted
Beverly Hills, California police say detectives are investigating after pop icon Whitney Houston died in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton.
Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told reporters outside the Beverly Hilton that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. in her room on the fourth floor of the hotel. Her body remained there and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating.
"There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time," Rosen said.
Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the cause of her death is unknown.
Rosen said police received a 911 call from hotel security about Houston at 3:43 p.m. Saturday. Paramedics who were already at the hotel because of a Grammy party unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate the singer, he said.
"It's unclear who notified hotel staff because she has quite an entourage here at the hotel," he said. "We attempted to resuscitate her, to no avail."
Beverly Hills Police Department later issued a statement:""Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at the scene by members of her entourage which included friends, co-workers, and family. Ms. Houston's daughter and mother were notified of here death."
The statement also added that "the investigation is currently being conducted" and that "there is no additional information at this time."
"The actual cause of death will be determined by the L.A. Co. Coroner's Office," it said.