The 911 call placed moments after Whitney Houston’s body was found in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel on February 11 has just been released.
The complete Whitney Houston autopsy is in, and it reveals a number of harrowing details regarding the singer’s death on February 11. The document states that a “spoon with a white crystal-like substance on it” was found in the hotel room in which Whitney died, along with a “white powdery substance” later tested and determined to be cocaine . Houston’s body was found face down in the bathtub – in approximately 13 inches of water, the report adds -with “bloody purge coming from her nose.” Moreover, a “perforation of posterior nasal septum” made it clear that the singer had a history of drug use
Family and close friends are currently gathered inside New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, paying their final respects to Whitney Houston. Those in attendance include Kevin Costner, Aretha Franklin (who will NOT be singing, after all, due an illness), Stevie Wonder, (who WILL be singing) Revs. Jessie Jackson and Clive Davis and many more.
Hundreds of people lined up on Martin Luther King Boulevard this evening, gathering nearby the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey while those closest to Whitney Houston – including her daughter and mother, who exited a limo holding hands – held a wake for the late artist. This private memorial precedes tomorrow’s funeral Houston, which is scheduled for noon EST.
On The Today Show this morning, Matt Lauer and Bill O’Reilly engaged in a fascinating debate. It stemmed from the latter’s belief that Whitney Houston had a death wish, that nobody abuses drugs or alcohol in such a way ” if they want to stay on the planet .” Lauer countered this point by saying “addiction is a disease,” but O’Reilly shot back: “It’s a mental disease
With Whitney Houston’s death taking place less than 36 hours before the show, you knew the Grammy Awards would feature a moving tribute Sunday night. Jennifer Hudson delivered that and then some. On a darkened stage where Houston had performed many times before, in front of artists who will remember her as an unforgettable talent and influence, on music’s biggest night, Houston was honored with one of her most biggest hits.
Clive Davis discovered Whitney Houston at a NYC nightclub when the singer was 20 years old. It was therefore eerie and appropriate that the artist passed away, possibly from an overdose on prescription drugs , just a few hours prior to the music producer’s annual pre-Grammy Awards party at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.
Last week was a rough one career-wise as Olivia Palermo was put on the chopping block and Whitney Port was basically told she’s not a real designer on The City.