After much speculation on the cause of death of the icon, the police have finally addressed the "rumors," saying that Whitney Houston's unconscious body was found underwater in the bathtub, consistent with earlier reports
During a news conference, Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant Mark Rosen said, "Ms. Houston was apparently discovered in the bathtub by a member of her personal staff," who called hotel security. He added that the singer was pulled from the bathtub, but was "unconscious and unresponsive" when paramedics arrived .
Rosen declined to speculate on the cause of death or whether prescription drugs were found in the room or the state of Houston's body.
"We are not conducting a homicide investigation at this time. We do not know the cause of death, we do not know the circumstances leading up to her death," Rosen said.
Authorities are waiting for the autopsy report with results of toxicology tests that could take weeks to complete.
The singer's body was en route from Los Angeles to her New Jersey home on Monday.
Following her untimely death on Feb. 12, Internet sales of her songs spiked. According to abs-cbNews.com, her album "Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits" was the top seller in the music category on Amazon.com on Monday, and "I Will Always Love You," was the No. 1 download at iTunes, just ahead of Grammy winner Adele's "Rolling in the Deep."
Don't miss ôRemembering Whitney: The MYX Music Memorialö airing today, Wednesday (Feb 15), 7a.m., 1p.m., 5p.m. and 10p.m. and on Saturday (Feb 18), 10a.m.