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By Rebecca Merriman On February 12, 2012

Michael Houston 'Devastated' At Death Of Sister

Brother comments on tragic loss

Michael Houston 'Devastated' At Death Of Sister
Photo: WENN

Whitney Houston’s brother has spoken out about his sister's untimely death, simply saying that he is “devastated”.

Michael Houston, son of the legendary singer Cissy Houston and brother to the 48 year old star could barely speak with grief but managed to tell Radar Online: “We are devastated. We don't have any other comment at this time but thank you for calling.”

The singer’s devastated daughter 18 year-old Bobbi Kristina reportedly arrived at the Beverly Hilton Hotel earlier today with other close family members.

Whitney was found in her room by security services on Saturday afternoon. Emergency servives failed to revive the star and she pronounced dead at 3:55pm. 

In her last touching interview, Whitney paid tribute to her daughter and called her an 'inspiration'.

Whitney Houston 1963-2012

Whitney even ventured into film with 'The Bodyguard' in 1992, spawning her biggest hit 'I Will Always Love You'
Whitney continued to wow fans around the world, but those in the music industry could see the damage addiction had done to her voice and perfromance
She married rap-star Bobby Brown in 1992 starting a tumoultous relationship that many blamed for her problems with drugs
The singer was the darling of the music world picking up six Grammys and multiple other accolades throughout her career
Whitney Houston was found dead at The Beverley Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles age 48. She began here career in the 1980s and so rose to fame. Pictured here with mother Cissy Houston, who is said to be 'hysterical' with grief on hearing the news of her daughter's death
But tragedy struck as she was found by security staff in the early afternoon and pronounced dead at 3:55pm after attempts to save her life failed.
She leaves behind one daughter, Bobbi Kristina age 18 who she had with ex-husband Bobby Brown.
 The star stayed close to long-time mentor Clive Davis and was meant to be attending his annual pre-Grammy bash at the Beverley Hilton Hotel last night
She finally split from husband Bobby in 2007 and began an on-off affair with toyboy rapper Ray-J who was seen out with the star earlier this week
Despite her success the singer secretly battled with drug addiction and slowly cracks began to appear in her perfect image
Whitney at the height of her career working with fellow diva, Mariah Carey on their hit 'When You Believe'
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