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Published February 11, 2012, 09:42 PM

Ionic Singing Superstar Whitney Houston dies at 48

(WDAY TV) -- An iconic singing superstar who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, is dead.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

An iconic singing superstar who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, is dead.

Whitney Houston died at her 4th floor room in the Beverly Hilton Hotel around 3:45 this afternoon. Hotel security called for help. Emergency personnel tried to resuscitate her to no avail. Foul play is not suspected. Her body remains at that hotel.

LT. Mark Rosen – Beverly Hills Police Dept: “Our detectives are going to follow up on this and the first thing to determine is whether it was natural causes or some other cause of death.”

Houston was to appear at a gala tonight. She was last seen publicly Thursday, when she appeared disheveled and disoriented outside a nightclub.

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