04:54 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 04/11/2012 05:15PM
After Whitney Houston was found facedown in a bathtub, hotel security received a call from a woman in the singer's room who kept hanging up.
As a result, the emergency operator was never able to relay CPR instructions directly to anybody in the singer's suite at the Beverly Hilton, according to a tape of the 911 call.
Houston, 48, died of accidental drowning with cocaine use and heart disease contributing to her death, an autopsy found.
Originally posted 04/04/2012 06:10PM
On the day she died, Whitney Houston complained of a sore throat, so she decided to take a bath in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton before getting ready for a pre-Grammy party.
The singer's assistant left Houston to run an errand at Nieman Marcus. When the assistant returned to the singer's room around 3:35 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 11, Houston was lying face down in the bathtub in approximately 13-inches of water, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.
Originally posted 04/02/2012 02:15PM
Originally posted 03/30/2012 05:20PM
Nearly two months after her daughter's death, Cissy Houston is opening up about her loss.
On Thursday, Whitney Houston's mother gave her first interview since the legendary singer's passing at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., where Whitney's funeral was held.
"I know I did the best I could. ... I don't blame myself," Cissy told My9 of being Whitney's mom. "I know I did the best I could for everything."
"I'm very proud of my daughter," Cissy tells My9's Brenda Blackmon. "She accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here ... she was a very wonderful person."
Originally posted 03/30/2012 04:35PM
Bobbi Kristina Brown is already following in her famous parents' footsteps.
The daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has been cast in a recurring role in Tyler Perry's show For Better or Worse, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
No details of the role are available, but the show shoots in Atlanta, where all of Perry's shows are produced and where Bobbi Kristina lives.
Bobbi Kristina, 19, has said she wants to be an entertainer. "I have to carry on the legacy," she told Oprah Winfrey earlier this month. "We're going to do the singing thing. Some acting, some dancing."
Originally posted 03/28/2012 08:15AM
Days after Bobby Brown was arrested for driving under the influence, the R&B singer's attorney is defending his actions behind the wheel.
"Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and Mr. Brown was not driving erratically," Tiffany Feder, Brown's legal counsel, tells PEOPLE in a statement. "He was speaking on his cell phone."
The statement continues: "Mr. Brown has not been convicted of anything associated with this incident. Mr. Brown is taking this matter seriously and an investigation is underway. The legal process shall run its course."
Originally posted 03/26/2012 06:30PM
Just days after the coroner's announcement that Whitney Houston died of accidental drowning, her ex-husband Bobby Brown was arrested for driving under the influence.
Brown, 43, was pulled over at 12:20 p.m. Monday in the San Fernando Valley for talking on his cell phone, and then failed a field sobriety test, says California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Harris.
The R&B singer was released on his own recognizance about two hours later from the Van Nuys police station jail, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson says.
Originally posted 03/23/2012 03:15PM
In releasing its eagerly awaited findings, the Los Angeles County coroner answered one big question about Whitney Houston's death – then opened the door for more.
The singer died by drowning in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton Hotel suite, according to the coroner, but it was also determined that a non-lethal level of cocaine was found in her body, and that long-term cocaine abuse contributed to her death.
So far left unanswered is whether any illegal drugs were found at the scene, whether anybody from Houston's entourage is suspected of cleaning up the area before paramedics arrived, and how Houston obtained the drugs.
Originally posted 03/22/2012 05:10PM
Whitney Houston's official cause of death was due to accidental drowning, the Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed Thursday.
The singer, 48, was also found to have cocaine in her system. Contributing factors of her death included heart disease and cocaine use, an investigation found. The report also found that Houston had marijuana, Xanax, Benadryl and other medication in her system.
"There was water found in her lungs that indicated to us that she was alive when she was submerged underwater," coroner chief Craig Harvey tells PEOPLE. "According to our tests, the level of cocaine was not necessarily a lethal level of cocaine. But her death was complicated by chronic cocaine use and heart disease."
Originally posted 03/19/2012 05:30PM
Bobbi Kristina Brown likes to keep a little something to remember her mom Whitney Houston by.
The late pop star's only child has been wearing a big ring, but despite earlier speculation, Brown isn't actually planning to walk down the aisle with her "adopted brother/boyfriend" Nick Gordon, 22.
Her rep tells PEOPLE the pair are not engaged.
And a source adds, "She is just wearing her mom's ring."
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