Whitney Houston Passes Away At 48 / by

Startling news broke just hours ago that rocked the world. The legendary singer Whitney Houston has passed away. The songstress was reportedly found dead at a hotel that she was staying at in California by a member of her entourage. Reports are stating that the one who found her was rapper Ray-J.

TMZ has full developing coverage on the story as the rep. for Houston confirmed the death of the singer. Check out the report below as the story is still developing.

Whitney Houston died this afternoon ... a rep for the singer told the Associated Press.

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.
As I stated, the story is still developing and more post are to come. Stay tuned.

Rest In Peace Whitney Houston. You will be missed DEARLY. Say hello to my grandmother for me.