Patricia Houston, the wife of Whitney’s brother Gary Houston, says that Whitney’s death could have been foreseen.
Patricia said she always thought that Whitney would end up losing her battle with drugs and alcohol, adding: “I would be kidding myself to say otherwise.”
Indeed, Whitney had a long history of drug and alcohol problems, but before her death, she was reportedly trying to turn her life around. But Patricia wasn’t buying it.
In Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive interview with the Houston family, Patricia told Oprah: "Things were changing, very much so ... it wasn't about substance abuse or anything like that relative to the latter days or anything like that. It was just more of a lifestyle. I was afraid for other things.”
Patricia also said that Whitney was searching for something that she never found.
"I saw her chasing a dream, you know, looking for love in all the wrong places."
Meanwhile, Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was so shocked by the death, she couldn’t handle processing the news when she first found out. That would explain Bobbi’s hospitalization immediately following her mom’s death.
Tiffanie Dixon, who was Whitney’s close friend and also her hairdresser, says the 19 year-old had no idea what was happening at the time.
Dixon told the Today show: “Everything kind of happened so fast. We were doing a party that evening. I heard something and was instructed to call someone for help. Bobbi Kristina comforted me - she didn't know what was going on. At that moment, all I could think about was to find someone to help."