(Newsroom America) --Beverly Hills police have confirmed singer and 1980's pop icon Whitney Houston has died at age 48.
Beverly Hills police issued a statement Saturday night saying at approximately 3:43 p.m. the Beverly Hills Police Department received a 911 call to respond to the Beverly Hilton hotel regarding a medical emergency.
It said Fire Department personnel, accompanied by hotel security, responded to the hotel room occupied by Whitney Houston.
"Upon arrival, first responders discovered Whitney Houston unresponsive. They initiated CPR, but were unable to revive her. At approximately 3:55 pm. Whitney Houston, age 48, was pronounced dead at the scene," the statement said.
The singer was positively identified at the scene by members of her entourage, which included friends, co-workers and family.
Ms. Houston’s daughter and mother have been notified of her death.
"Beverly Hills Police detectives and crime scene investigators were called to the scene to conduct a death investigation. This is a common practice whenever a death occurs which is unattended and unexpected. The investigation is currently being conducted and there is no additional information at this time," the police statement said.
Her body has been sent to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office to determine the cause of death.
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