TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

268 COMMENTS

No Avatar
121.

Buzz    

People making a Joke over this is just SAD.
Like her or Not..America Has a VERY BAD PRESCRIPTION Epidemic. Doctors are PILL PUSHERS. And People don't Realize they are Consider Drug Addicts cause it is prescribed by a DOCTOR. It is outta of CONTROL...Once again I say "HOW MANY INNOCENT LIVES will have to be LOST??" Before the Doctors and DRUG COMPANIES face their Greed?

947 days ago
122.

Neil    

This is a good online memorial site to Whitney Houston - you can light a virtual candle or send virtual flowers for free - http://www.memorialmatters.com/memorials.php?page=WhitneyHouston

947 days ago
123.

wenzy    

WHITNEY'S TEAM KNEW SHE DRANK HEAVILY THE NIGHT BEFORE AND THEY KNEW SHE TOOK DRUGS SO THEY SAT AROUND CHATTING AND HAVING A GOOD TIME WHILE WHITNEY SLIPPED UNDER THE WATER UNCONSCIOUS. GOOD JOB THERE!

947 days ago
124.

L.A    

WHAT a shame...she should not have been on all those drugs...SHe will be missed very much !!! WHEN will people understand drugs KILL

947 days ago
125.

Paul    

So let me get that straight!! There are 3 people in the next room while she takes enough pills, in the middle of the afternoon, that she faints and "seemingly" accidentally drowns???? Someone must be kidding! This smells a lot like "organized" dying to me, but then again I am just analysing it realistically! No matter how, Withney,thanks for sharing your voice and songs with us - keep singing in Heaven and RIP

947 days ago
126.

Metta Worldhate    

Black people always fail the water challenges on Fear Factor.

947 days ago
127.

Mimi    

When are these senseless celebrity deaths going to stop? Never, I assume. You'd think these people would learn by now that you don't mix alcohol and pills. What's sad is that her team probably knew she had taken a bunch of pills, including Xanax, and was out of it and they weren't proactive in watching her. If someone I knew had taken a bunch of pills and went to go have a bath, I'd be sitting in that bathroom or knocking on that door every 2 minutes.

947 days ago
128.

Stephanie    

Oh my God, I completely remember this tub, and may have even complained that it was slippery and had no hand rails!! I had a suite, on the 4th floor, a couple of years ago. Weird!

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&rlz=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=beverly+hilton+rooms&fb=1&gl=us&hq=beverly+hilton+rooms&cid=523691692714400958&ei=5wY4T7utG4Le0QHy0rWkAg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=photo-link&cd=3&resnum=4&ved=0CC0QnwIoAjAD

947 days ago
129.

cranky    

Much like Ledger, people in the place waiting on the star wanting not to disturb them as they died.
Some of us must admit we have been so tired that we fell asleep in a tub, bone tired. That with Xanax and ? on board might have let her just slip under. RIP

947 days ago
130.

HonestOpinion    

Whitney Houston, SACRIFICED in a RITUAL on the Eve [02/11/12] of the Grammys or after they make a movie, just like, Mike, Amy, Heath Ledger, Heavy D, Bernie Mac & Isaac Hayes. Found submerged underwater in a bathtub. Alleged cause of Death...DROWNING by way of Xanax. Now more people will watch the Grammys to see the tributes, her RECORD SALES will go thru the ROOF and the show will go on as if Whitney was never a part of the event. It seems Whitney Houston was worth more dead than alive. The music industry, Clive Davis or who ever her Handler was KILLED her just like Michael. Now the music industry can profit of the sales of her catalogs. No act today can do it, not Beyonce, Christina, Gaga, Adele, neither Justin. Madonna has a huge catalog...just sayin. How will RISE in her death? Like Michael & James Brown, what will they remove in the autopsy, before the family receives her body back? They're bringing it in 2012, what's the next Hat Trick, all Distractions? The NDAA was signed into Order last week on Super Bowl Sunday, while most of the world was watching.

947 days ago
131.

tomas    

I thought excrement floats!

947 days ago
132.

Giggles    

The pressure to be a great performer, on top of maintaining any talent, has got to be unbearable at times. And the likes of the immature TMZ writers who like to say things like "the aging former singer" don't help anyone.

947 days ago
133.

Holly    

People do drown in the bath .....not that uncommon. Cautionery tale, dont take a bath, if youve been drinking and popping anti anxiety meds. She was likely nervous about opening the show and over medicated. Again, common for people who swap street drugs for prescription ones.

947 days ago
134.

Stephanie    

Oh my God, I completely remember this tub, and may have even complained that it was slippery and had no hand rails!! I had a suite, on the 4th floor, a couple of years ago. Weird!

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&rlz=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=beverly+hilton+rooms&fb=1&gl=us&hq=beverly+hilton+rooms&cid=523691692714400958&ei=5wY4T7utG4Le0QHy0rWkAg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=photo-link&cd=3&resnum=4&ved=0CC0QnwIoAjAD

947 days ago
135.

Throwback kid    

Does anyone know if Kevin Costner ever tried to reach out to her? He seemed to be the only guy that Whitney would listen to. Maybe he could have talked her into staying in a rehab program?

947 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web