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Sunday
Feb122012

Prescription Pill Bottles Found in Whitney Houston's Hotel Room

Whitney Houston's body being removed from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (TMZ)(LOS ANGELES) -- Authorities are investigating what caused the death of legendary singer Whitney Houston, who captivated audiences with her powerful voice while battling drug use and a rocky marriage with Bobby Brown.

On Saturday, paramedics found a lifeless Houston inside her hotel room bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel. TMZ reported that Houston's aides found her in the bathtub with her face underwater and attempted CPR before calling hotel security.

Officials were also unable to revive her.

WATCH: People magazine’s Kate Coyne discusses the singer’s death.

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Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen said Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m, adding that there were "no obvious signs of foul play and no obvious signs of a cause of death."

Los Angeles Coroner Office officials left with Houston's body around 1:50 a.m. PT. An autopsy is expected to be finished Sunday but any results will be deferred pending a toxicology report, according to ABC News affiliate KABC.

The coroner's office declined to speculate how Houston died when asked about reports that she may have drowned.

When asked about drugs in the room, Ed Winter, with the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, said he could not comment on it.

A source told KABC that a few presciption pill bottles were found in Houston's room.

Winter also would not comment on the condition of the body or whether Houston was naked or not.

Just hours before her death, Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, and her cousin, Dionne Warwick, reportedly both spoke to the singer and said there was no indication that anything was wrong.

Warwick spoke to her over the phone to check that they were seated at the same table at Davis' party, and Cissy Houston talked to her at around 3:15, TMZ reported.

Houston was staying at the hotel to attend music industry executive Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy bash.

It is the same event where she was introduced to the record industry nearly three decades ago.

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Sunday
Feb122012

Whitney Houston's Daughter Taken to Hospital

Bobby Brown (L), Whitney Houston and their daughter Bobbi Kristina watch the premiere of the new show "Being Bobby Brown" on June 27, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Sandra Rose/Getty Images)(LOS ANGELES) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was transported from the Beverly Hilton Hotel to the hospital Sunday afternoon as she copes with the loss of her mother, police said.

Beverly Hills Police told ABC News that an ambulance was called Sunday morning to the hotel, where Bobbi Kristina was staying with her mother, in response to a concern about her health. The 19-year-old was said to be suffering from anxiety.

According to a press release sent to ABC News, Bobbi Kristina was transported from the hotel at 10:26 a.m. local time to Cedar-Sinai Hospital and was "awake and alert" at the time.

A source close to the family tells ABC News that Bobbi Kristina has been released and was "treated for stress and anxiety."

In the hours after her mother was discovered not breathing in the bathtub of a Beverly Hilton Hotel room, Bobbi Kristina was reportedly turned away from seeing her.

Earlier, TMZ reported that Bobbi Kristina got into a shouting match with police officers outside her mother's fourth floor hotel room when they informed her no one was allowed in. TMZ said she "screamed, cursed and demanded to see her mother" before ultimately leaving.

Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick was also turned away by officers, according to TMZ.

Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, released a statement on his ex-wife's death.

“I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston," Brown said in the statement. "At this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi- Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time.”

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