Whitney Houston's publicist has confirmed that the singer, 48, has died. Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was scheduled to attend a pre-Grammy party hosted by Clive Davis. CNN reporter Justin Lear tweeted that CNN confirmed that Houston's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ray J, found the singer dead in her hotel room, although Ray J denies the account. The day before she died, paparazzi took pictures of Houston emerging dishevelled from a nightclub, with scratches on her arms. In January, sources reported that the singer was nearly bankrupt. Simon Cowell was reportedly considering the singer as a judge on his beleaguered talent show, The X-Factor.