Whitney Houston, 1963-2012
Reaction to pop superstar's death
- Duration 8:36
- Date Feb 11, 2012
Reaction to pop superstar's death
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And door think necessary is a reporter with in touch magazine Dorothy thanks for coming in this evening it's what what are you hearing right now about this that and let me just say that we just got a reported from -- the LA times.
That she did in.
That's about all that we know right now you know this is a developing story we know that it just happened it's an absolute tragedy.
You know she has always -- with drugs and alcohol so it definitely makes you wonder what was behind.
The sudden death at age 48 she was just out in LA on Thursday night at a red carpet event.
With her daughter Bobbi Kristina -- for the cameras looking fine -- in the clubs was dancing to Belden Deval I mean this is just -- I.
Tonight and how Dorsey even though we've all heard about her you know drug use and and and and -- At the same time there was -- come back she did seem to be healthy.
What what it what do you think that this is attributed to have you heard anything about what the cause of death might be well the thing.
Is your right she did have a comeback she attempted a comeback in 2009.
But you know check out my -- looking live right now at the Beverly Hilton hotel OK just last year just last day she was back in rehab for the third time.
She spent -- she's been at saint -- haven't 20042005.
And last year 2000 -- and her -- at the time had said that it was an outpatient rehab.
If she had taken herself there so obviously she's been struggling with something for many many years how can we forget it 2009.
The photos of her back from her home with a crack pipeline now and tons of just junk everywhere -- on.
On the -- ever these ideas and has never -- on the -- see what amazes me.
Is that she had so many resources you know she had the opportunity she had the support system she had the ability to get help.
I mean how many times you have to go to get rehab.
Well that's an excellent question and she did say wants to interview something along the lines that she's her best enemy.
And she's also her best friend and so she obviously was having internal struggles -- -- to the point that.
Outside resource -- couldn't really help our people around -- couldn't really help her her daughter Bobbi Kristina had some problems yourself just last year photos surfaced.
Of bodies Christina snorting cocaine.
So this is a family that is troubled and there's a lot of things -- happened here so the wealth that now 48 years old refining sat out.
I don't know the source in the development -- gonna find some.
Really really shocking things.
What what was her relationship with -- in the end I mean we all know about the domestic violence the fact that you know she -- to be a survivor she seemed to be you know not only rehabilitating herself for getting a sense of self worth.
What do we know about Bobby now and in his influence in her life if at all.
Well you know she's has been doing her own thing she's been spending a lot of time with -- -- and she hasn't really you know been spending much time -- -- obviously they co parent.
They have a nineteen year old daughter together and granted she's not a little child but they still are aren't the -- the girl's parents.
And you know she definitely went -- a hard time with Bobby Brown.
We -- on his reality show we saw the abuse and we saw the crazy -- she acted and it showed side of her.
But a lot of fans were deeply saddened by I think but she has been -- For so many years.
And in any end as it related to her daughter she had a good relationship with a daughter -- absolutely I mean like I said they were just -- -- on Thursday night.
They were more than just mother daughter they were friends.
And some people wandered all all along if perhaps that was some of the reason as to why her daughter Bobbi Kristina had trouble with drugs and things like that.
People wonder sources wondered was -- be enough of a parental figure enough of a mother well.
You know you say that she was in rehab in 20042005.
And then again in 2011 -- we know what caused her to go back in in 2011 she went back and according to her publicist I believe for.
Exhaustion and and she what.
She I know that well that's what the publicist now what if she's in rehab.
Right we know whether she was deep into the drugs again I was -- those pictures years ago yeah I mean I believe that it was you know the same type of thing that she's been struggling with drugs alcohol.
You know this has been a constant constant struggle of -- And I was excited when she tried to make that comeback in 2009 I realized.
I don't know if you remember her performance on Good Morning America when she performed her new single and her voice was cracking she couldn't hit a high -- In fact following the release of that single she had to cancel concert tours because she was getting up on -- and kind of making a mockery of herself.
When really people were hoping.
That should come back out -- this powerful woman and it just wasn't cutting it and you know she -- came back on several shows and said look you know why had a problem.
You know -- -- and the -- but I'm coming back and you know was she on tour again recently.
It that was back in 2009 that she released her single and that she was -- but again.
That's -- did not go as planned she had to cancel concert dates because she list.
Really just physically not up to the point you have to be when you're going to be performing on -- so something has been going along all along with her and it's really -- I'm really really sad thing to watch -- she if she has won six grammys she is one of the most accomplished.
Musicians out there actor says she just finished out wrapping up the movie sparkle.
And she is just really somebody that had so much potential and it all just kind of went on during -- And you know we're just hearing now that there were attempts to resuscitate her in in LA but of course they they failed.
But you know when you look at some of these.
The magazines I'm looking right now with The National Enquirer you know that the most recent one.
You know that Whitney collapses strong now.
Broke it's worse than anyone thought and they show these incredible photos.
I mean did she look she had.
Music royalty in her -- we're talking -- doubt.
You know Aretha Franklin.
Dion Warwick I mean she was -- you know it royalty in the music world.
No one could help her.
Now I mean this is what we see all the time with celebrities.
The fact that she's so talented and her voice.
I mean are horribly off -- powerful I mean we all remember that -- the body guard and and -- just the fact that so many people around celebrities as big as Whitney Houston a lot of times are yes people.
-- yes these celebrities to -- To death.
Okay but we don't know Bobby Brown we don't know -- is we don't know other than co parenting.
Right it was he in LA and wishing with him it's unclear right now exactly where he -- but I know as the story -- -- gonna get more information.
And it's such a tragedy.
Well and you know as you say I mean this is just a developing story right now and in fact her body is still.
At the Beverly Hilton hotel as we speak so this is a story that will continue to evolve.
But our hearts go out to -- of her family Whitney Houston of course to have found dead this evening at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
You know what happens now on to her music and he knew you know it is normally -- -- -- of Michael Jackson.
You know the sales start going through the roof and you know I am always so.
That you know empowered.
Via the song from the body guard.
I always I will always love you I mean it I think -- how many weddings have you been to where they've they've played that's.
They still like -- it's incredible you know she has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.
Her following is so strong and we can only as soon.
That sales of her music is are going to skyrocket and I I also -- you know.
Don't really wanna say that because its hands are already so strong -- -- so you know fans this is not gonna be excited surge that was never there before.
And so many reasons to be healthy and and to take care of yourself and she was a superstar.
In every sense of the word.
Whitney Houston of course did tonight at the age of 48.
-- -- necessary we thank you very much for being with us this evening and please let us know if you hear anything else as we go forward definitely -- all right we'll be right back.