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Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): President Obama spent Wednesday night at the same hotel where singer Whitney Houston died over the weekend.

In Los Angeles for two fundraisers, Obama arrived at the Beverly Hilton around 4:40 p.m. local time and spent about an hour there before attending the first event, the Politico reported.

Houston was found unresponsive in room 434 of the hotel on Saturday afternoon. Since then, crowds have flocked to the hotel to mourn her.

It's likely that advance staff and members of the Secret Service were in the hotel on the day Houston died, since they arrive at hotels several days before the president stays there.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the president's "thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially her daughter. It's a tragedy to lose somebody so talented at such a young age." (ANI)