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Tampa Bay Mourns Whitney Houston As New Details Surface About Her Death

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com
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Whitney Houston February 12, 2011. (Getty Images)

Whitney Houston February 12, 2011. (Getty Images)

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – As Tampa Bay fans of Whitney Houston turned took to the internet and radio airways to remember Whitney Houston, new information about her death is coming to light.

As new details about Houston death emerge, music stores around the Bay area are reporting that fans are buying her records in large numbers. Thousands also turned to the internet and Twitter to express their sorrow.

The house band on Jimmy Fallon’s TV show, Tweeted: “415 Awards, 2 Emmys, 6 Grammys, 22 American Music Awards, 30 Billboard Awards & sold 300,000,000 Albums.”

Shaquille O’Neal, ” R.i.p to a Newark legend Whitney Houston. I’m gonna miss aunite, this one hurts. We lost a legend. dam dam dam. Thank you for everything.”

Singer Rihanna’s Tweet was simple and honest, “No words! Just tears.”

Here in Tampa Bay, Q105 morning show host Mason Dixon stated,  “there was nothing that compared to that voice”. Mason Dixon aired on Q105 a musical tribute to Houston Monday.

Tampa Bay’s country station WQYK posted a tribute to Houston on their website as well.

As of Monday afternoon Houston’s “Greatest Hits” album is at number 2 on the iTunes album chart. Adel, who won 6 Grammys at this years Grammy Awards, has the #1 album. Whitney grabs the number 1 spot on iTunes singles chart with her Dolly Parton Hit, ‘I Will Always Love You’ from her album Whitney – The Greatest Hits.

Houston’s glorious career and troubled life ended Saturday night in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub. She was 48.

138818173 Tampa Bay Mourns Whitney Houston As New Details Surface About Her Death

Letter from a young fan. (Getty Images)

Details about Houston’s death have surfaced. CBS Los Angeles is reporting that Police say Houston’s body was found under water.  There is growing speculation that the singer may have fallen alseep in the tub and drowned.

TMZ is reporting that Houston Died from a prescription drug overdose not drowning. They suggest that Houston was taking Xanax. TMZ is says that when “combined with alcohol, Xanax can be lethal”.

An autopsy was performed on Sunday in Los Angeles but until the toxicology results come back the exact cause of death is unknown.

CBS Los Angeles is also reporting that Houston’s body will be flown to her home state of New Jersey for a funeral.

Whitney Houston Drug Overdose Death Is No Surprise To Floridians (cbslocaltampa.com)

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