Houston’s body taken to morgue; autopsy planned

Houston’s body taken to morgue; autopsy planned

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In this Sept. 1, 2009 file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs on 'Good Morning America' in New York's Central Park. Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Updated Sunday, Feb 12 at 12:04 PM

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LOS ANGELES -- A coroner’s official says Whitney Houston’s body has been transported from the Beverly Hills hotel where the singer died and is awaiting an autopsy.

Capt. Brian Elias of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office says the examination has not been scheduled and that investigators are awaiting reports before an autopsy can be conducted.

He says he could not release any information about how Houston’s body was found at the Beverly Hills Hilton.

The 48-year-old singer died Saturday on the eve of the Grammy Awards. She had been expected to attend a pre-Grammy gala but was found dead hours before the event. Paramedics attempted to revive Houston, but were unsuccessful.

Her body remained at the hotel for several hours before being taken to the morgue.

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