Whitney Houston: Dead at 48

Posted Saturday February 11, 2012 9:19 PM GMT

It’s no secret she’s had a rough go of it in recent years, and Whitney Houston has died of undisclosed causes, says her publicist Kristen Foster.

With her fans and friends understandably devastated by the news, details available thus far tell that the "I Will Always Love You" singer was found unresponsive in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Saturday (February 11).

With paramedica arriving within minutes, Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55PM with a full investigation already underway - though there are said to be no signs of foul play.

A decade ago, Whitney confessed to Diane Sawyer that her drug use and crazy living was taking its toll on her. "The biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy."

And interestingly enough, Houston was rumored to be in talks with the “X Factor” folks to replace the recently-departed Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

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