The sad news about her death was announced by Los Angeles County Chief Coroner Ed Winter in a press conference on Sunday.
Whitney Houston, who was expected to attend a pre-Grammy gala was found dead in her bathtub a few hours before the event. Though paramedics tried hard to revive Houston, they did not succeed.
Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen informed reporters that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 pm in her room on the fourth floor of the hotel. He also told press persons that there was no signs of any criminal intent. As per NBC news, a coroner's van left the hotel with Houston's body early morning on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Whitney Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster said the cause of death was unknown. Only an autopsy can determine the cause of death.