The daughter of R&B singer Bobby Brown and global superstar Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub in late January 2015. After being kept in a medically induced coma for several months, she died in hospice care on July 26, 2015. Using her autopsy report, leading pathologist Dr. Richard Shepherd tries to uncover the truth about her death and why she died in the exact same circumstances as her mother.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston
Born: Aug. 9, 1963, in Newark, N.J.
Died Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Cause of death: Drowning due to drug intoxication
Perhaps it’s no surprise that Whitney Houston made an impact in the world of music; after all, she was born into a family that had music in their veins – her father was an entertainment executive and her mother was a gospel singer who counted Dionne Warwick as a relative. But none of them, least of all Whitney herself, could have expected the record-breaking mark she’d make on the world. An estimated 200 million records sold is just the beginning of the unprecedented stats her talent generated. Those numbers include seven consecutive Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 records; 1985’s Whitney Houston was the highest-selling debut album by a woman, ever, while its follow up, 1987’s Whitney, made her the first female to debut in the album charts at No. 1. Then there’s I Will Always Love You, a cover of a Dolly Parton song that Whitney first sang in her movie debut, The Bodyguard. The Grammy-Award-winning ballad is the biggest-selling single by a female in history. Which is why you’re probably humming it right now.
But the stunning success came at a price Whitney found too high to pay. First, her love life became the stuff of tabloid tales, especially her rocky marriage to R&B sensation Bobby Brown. Stories of drug addictions became common, as did videos of Whitney apparently high on anything but life. All of it came to a tragic end when she was found unconscious in the bathtub of Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. But despite her shocking demise, it’s safe to say the music-loving public will always love her.
Five years after her shocking death quieted her once-in-a-generation voice, the evidence revealed in Whitney Houston’s autopsy tells an astonishing story of excess.
The sudden, tragic deaths of a mother and daughter, three years apart and under eerily similar circumstances, are one of the entertainment industry’s most incredible mysteries. Through exclusive reporting from the National Enquirer tour past nearly four years of accusations, rumors and theories to find out what really happened to Whitney Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
One of the biggest and most groundbreaking female pop stars of all time, Whitney Houston’s legacy as a best-selling artist is huge. Her second album alone racked up a record-breaking seven consecutive number one hits. But she blew millions on the high life and when she died suddenly at just 48 years old, she left behind her a mess of epic proportions with her family scrambling to clean it up.
Whitney Houston was once America’s Princess, yet her career was surrounded by scandal—drugs, diva behavior and rumors of a homosexual affair. But there was a sad truth hiding behind these scandals: Whitney Houston couldn’t be the person she really wanted to be. Learn why on Hollywood Scandals.
Whitney Houston’s story of global celebrity had it all—massive success in music, a game-changing role in a blockbuster movie and volatile substance abuse, all of it intertwined by a mercurial relationship with husband Bobby Brown. Whitney & Bobby: Addicted to Love delves into the iconic singer’s public and private life through revealing insight from those who surrounded Whitney during her rise and fall.
Whitney Houston in Social Media
Whitney Houston’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the 1991 Super Bowl in Tampa is considered by most critics to be the finest National Anthem performance ever. It was re-released as a single following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and climbed to No. 6 on the Billboard charts – a first for the song. It also proved to be the doomed performer’s last appearance in the Top 10 in her lifetime.
The song that began it all for Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love for You was her second single, but her first No. 1. It was released on Valentine’s Day, 1985, and went on to earn her a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Who first recorded the song? Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., in 1978.