2.26.2012

Cause of Whitney Houston's death under investigation

LOS ANGELES - Police and forensic officers tried to determine the cause of death of singer Whitney Houston as her teenage daughter was hospitalized on Sunday in a desperate reaction to the loss of his mother.

Houston plans to attend the event, Grammy, go without him.

Autopsy begins on Sunday, but the results were withheld at the request of Beverly Hills police, said Capt. office. John Cades Los Angeles County coroner. Toxicology tests will probably take some time.

Ed Winter, coroner Houston said he found in his hotel bathroom Beverly Hilton. He declined to say whether he was drowned.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Houston with her former husband, singer Bobby Brown, taken from the hotel Cedars-Sinai Hospital at 10:30 am on Sunday "for medical purposes," says Beverly Hills Fire Department.

18 were treated for stress-related conditions and released, according to sources close to the family declined to be identified by name.

Houston, who became a pop sensation in 1980 with a debut album became a worldwide success, has struggled with personal demons, including alcohol, pills and cocaine.

Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant Mark Rosen said: "There is no obvious signs of criminal intent" in the death of Houston. His body was found by a fellow member, said Rosen.

Houston attended the training for pre-Grammy party hosted by music mogul Clive Davis, an annual ritual for some of the biggest stars of pop music and entertainment. Party that runs the body remained in Houston to the top floor of his hotel room and investigators gathered evidence.

Outside the hotel, at a busy intersection in the heart of Beverly Hills, the fans of an emergency altar with flowers, candles and a record prize of the singer.

Bobby Brown, a troubled 15-year marriage to Houston ended in 2007, appearing in Mississippi, died after Houston.

He told his audience, "I said, 'I love you, Whitney." The hardest thing for me to do is get to this stage. "

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