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Bobby Brown ‘Deeply Saddened’ By Whitney Houston’s Death

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387028 41: Singer Whitney Houston and husband Bobby Brown arrive at the Vanity Fair post Oscar party March 25, 2001 at Morton's restaurant in West Hollywood. (Photo by Jason Kirk/Getty Images)

387028 41: Singer Whitney Houston and husband Bobby Brown arrive at the Vanity Fair post Oscar party March 25, 2001 at Morton’s restaurant in West Hollywood. (Photo by Jason Kirk/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) – R&B singer Bobby Brown said Sunday he was “deeply saddened” by his ex-wife Whitney Houston’s sudden passing.

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“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.

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