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Whitney Houston

Found Underwater

2/12/2012 8:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Whitney Houston was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday ... with her face underwater
Whitney Houston was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday ... with her face underwater ... people close to Whitney tell TMZ.

According to our sources, her stylist, hairdresser and two bodyguards were among the people in the room at the time. We're told they became worried about Whitney because she had been in the bathroom for over an hour and it was time to start getting ready for the Clive Davis party. 

Our sources say they began to knock on the door and there was no answer. We're told the hairdresser, who is female, went in to check on Whitney. She immediately screamed and, according to our sources, one of the bodyguards came running in and pulled her out of the tub. 

We're told Whitney's face was below the water and her legs were up ... like she had slid down the back of the tub. 

According to our sources, her body was very cold and the bodyguard attempted CPR. That's when hotel security was called. 

Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter, but Whitney was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM.

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46.

get real    

Her last Performance at a Club on Video at Huffington Post. Her Voice was so awsome. The Video is EErie of her singing of what would be her last time. RIP. A Tragic accident. She either feel asleep Relaxing in the Tub or had a heart attack or clot of some sort. So So Sad,

898 days ago
47.

Ajalyn    

This is unbelievable to me because I take a medication similar to Xanax but only when it's time for bed. You cannot take this and bathe, cook, drive or be outside. I am so upset about this.

898 days ago
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ilovetheshowmadmen    

wow, does anyone think that maybe just a quick holler "are you doing ok in there?" may have been a good idea? I agree that is sad an adult needs a babysitter... but it is true. Those that were surrounding her SHOULD have been checking in on her. Sounds eerily familiar to the Jett Travolta scenerio.. WHY ARE YOU PAYING FOR PROTECTION IF PEOPLE AREN'T ACCOUNTABLE?

898 days ago
49.

brad    

The 20 year old son of one of the "Farelly Brothers" who created big hit movies like "What Happened To Mary" just died of a drug overdose last week.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/jesse-farrelly-son-director-bobby-farrelly-dies-apparent-drug-overdose-age-20-article-1.1020561?localLinksEnabled=false

The Hollywood party scene can be downright monstrous. Real life drug dealing/addict "vampires" are out there at those nightclubs luring young aspiring showbiz people into their dark world of drugs, porn, prostitution, etc. Some of those street drugs can suck the life out of people just like vampires suck people's blood.

Parents better think twice about letting your your young kids run wild in Los Angeles. That one 23 year old really talented actor River Phoenix (brother of famous actor Joaquin Phoenix) died of a cocaine-heroin overdose after he took a trip to the bathroom and shot up at the "Viper Room" on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

898 days ago
50.

Sher Pasquini    

We should make Whitney the official voice of the Nationl Anthem

898 days ago
51.

Butterfly    

Its so sad :( God Bless her x

898 days ago
52.

Sher Pasquini    

We should make Whitney's voice the official Voice of our National Anthem

898 days ago
53.

lee    

I'm sad but not surprised. Whitney had it ALL. She chose to go down the wrong path. She had more chances and resources to kick whatever habit she had. BB was a bad influence, but come one y'all, wish she would have used those gorgeous legs of hers to walk away from the drug use a along time ago.

898 days ago
54.

TokayTamer    

R.I.P. Whitney

898 days ago
55.

David Burnham    

It is truely a great loss with a voice like an angel, God must have needed an angel as great as her. The world will suffer the loss for sure peace be with you whitney. and please watch over us here on earth that take meds to stay alive, I know the xanax and all other pills to help you live some kind of life, without them we would be in heaven with you. It is a terrible loss to us all. all I can say is I am sorry that it happened to you but God has better for us thats what they say anyway all I know is when you die all your fears and sadness are gone, no more pain and sorrow

898 days ago
56.

LittleJoeyTheBadAss    

My mommy told me last night that she was under water too...when I asked her what she meant by that she said we might need to leave our house and move south where she said it might be cheaper to live......just leave our house cause she said shes under water....maybe if Miss Houston left that high priced hotel she would have been saved

R.I.P to what I bet was a nice person.

898 days ago
57.

Jas    

This is sad but this is the reality of what drugs or an addiction can do. R.I.P Whitney you will do better next time around. LoveNLight.

898 days ago
58.

Dan    

Anyone ever think Whitney could have died of a heart attack? No drugs, no mystery, just a black woman in her late 40's fitting the perfect description of the # 1 killer in the US. Not a news story that gets coverage tho. ; (

898 days ago
59.

jill    

some seriously rude and insensitive people that comment here. to bad tmz doesn't post about the death of your family members so the rest of us can tear you and them apart.

898 days ago
60.

DJS    

She could have had a heart attack. Past drug use, she was 48 and was partying a bid hard the days before. Her heart may have just gave out, not unheard of.

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