BOSTON (CBS) – R&B singer Bobby Brown said Sunday he was “deeply saddened” by his ex-wife Whitney Houston’s sudden passing.
“I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston. At this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi- Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time,” said Bobby Brown.
Houston was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room before 7 p.m. EST. She was 48 years old.
She was staying on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton in L.A. and was due to appear that night at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy’s party.
“There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent,” Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen said.
Brown and Houston got married in 1992, and had one child (Bobbi-Kristina) in 1993. Their tumultuous marriage finally ended in 2007.
Houston abused drugs for years, but the official cause of her death is not known.