It was only a matter of time before the first pictures inside the room where legendary singer Whitney Houston died were going to hit the web, and TMZ has the first photo.
The gossip website published a picture of the hotel tub where Houston died on Saturday.
The photo was taken shortly after the singer’s body was removed, TMZ reported. The tub was still filled with water and there was a gravy boat at the bottom of the tub. According to TMZ, Houston would use olive oil while taking a bath to keep her skin soft.
The photo also shows two hair ties and a towel inside the tub. A hairbrush is sitting off to the side.
The 48-year-old Houston died on Saturday inside her room at Beverly Hilton Hotel, several hours before she was scheduled to perform at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Award’s party.
She was pronounced dead after EMT’s were unable to revive her.
The authorities have yet to release a cause of death, as they wait to complete toxicology reports.
An autopsy was done on Sunday, and police have ruled out foul play.
Authorities did say, however, that bottles of prescription were found in the hotel room, but they did not provide details.
“There weren’t a lot of prescription bottles,” Los Angeles County coroner’s assistant chief Ed Winter said, according to the Associated Press. “You probably have just as many prescription bottles in your medicine cabinet.”
Houston’s death shocked the country after the first reports started coming out Saturday evening.
For nearly two decades, Houston was one of the country’s best selling artists, and the legendary singer won six Grammy awards during her career. Singer Jennifer Hudson sang “I Will Always Love You” at the Grammy’s on Sunday in a moving tribute to Houston.
Houston was famous for her stunning voice, but her singing talents also allowed her to venture off to other areas in the entertainment industry, producing music and starring in several films, including “Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale.”
The New Jersey-native went through personal struggles after her enormously successful career, battling drug addiction and displaying erratic behavior. Houston abused cocaine, marijuana and pills, which had a negative effect on her once perfect voice.
Houston’s funeral is set for Saturday at a church in New Jersey.