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Whitney Houston: Suicide Is Not The Cause?

Billy Watson says Houston would never have committed suicide

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Whitney Houston’s brother-in-law, Billy Watson told ABCNews.com today that:

“Oh, no, this is accidental,”

“She wouldn’t have left her daughter like that. She wouldn’t have done that to her daughter.”

This comes after Houston was found unconscious in the bathtub on saturday at her Beverly Hills hotel. Because alcohol and prescription drugs were involved, some speculate that Houston may have intentionally done herself in.

Kelly Price, a recent grammy nominee, spent time with Houston on thursday and spoke about Whitney’s mood on the evening and her overall character at the time:

“…[she] didn’t look like she was under the influence of anything. She drank some champagne and toasted Kelly Price’s three Grammy nominations Thursday night. That’s what Whitney Houston did.”

“We laughed and we joked and we cracked up, and we danced and sang,”

To further attest to Whitney’s mood around the time of death is her mother, Cissy Houston, who spoke with her just 30 minutes before she was found dead. Sources report that they spoke about attending the Clive Davis pre-grammy party and that her daughter seemed fine, with nothing out of the ordinary.

Whitney’s cousin, Dionne Warwick also spoke to her on the day of the incident and claims that everything seemed normal. Though it appears that the death was an accident LA County Police are still carrying out a full investigation of the events and behaviors surrounding her death. I will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Tony Smith

    People often claim that a person they know would never commit suicide. Many people who do so never announce that they will. Besides, Whitney either committed suicide intentionally or through her self-medication. There is a prolonged type of suicide that comes with years of trying to escape pain. If a drug cocktail caused her death, family will describe it as an accident. But why is this not suicidal behavior?

  • Caroline L

    Suicide is intentional. While drug users tend to be miserable and to use to escape that misery, they do so in order to make their lives more tolerable, not to end life itself. Attempting to escape pain (albeit reckless and dangerous) through drug use is not the same as attempting to end one’s life intentionally. Not looking both ways before you cross the street is stupid and dangerous, but kids and adolescents do it all the time, and you can hardly call them suicidal based on that.

    That being said, though I don’t agree with your reasoning as to what constitutes suicidal behavior, I do agree with you that families and loved ones of those who have committed suicide rarely want to believe that that is what happened. Whether it is guilt that they missed the warning signs, or denial that a loved one would intentionally leave them in such a permanent way, it’s a very difficult thing to come to terms with.

    However, we don’t know what happened. While the circumstances of her death are certainly suspicious, excepting Xanax and alcohol, the drugs in her system at the time of death were not recreational drugs. It is highly unlikely that she decided to use anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics recreationally–they are not desirable as recreational drugs as they do nothing to alter the mind even in higher doses. She was at a huge party and may have needed the Xanax to feel comfortable (it is an anti-anxiety medication, after all, and somebody prescribed it for a reason). Drinking alcohol at a party isn’t at all a questionable activity. The truth is, we don’t know what happened and we should not speculate when we have so little information, especially when our speculations could cause a great deal of pain for the people actually involved. They are suffering enough.

  • onelovepoet

    The studies on this subject have concluded that women in general have a lower rate of suicide becuase they have children.

  • guest

    The first thing that came to my head was “was this intentionall”? When ulook at everything surrounding her death days before it makes u start to think. She was taking anti depressants. A few of them. A few days before she died and up to the time she died she kept saying she was going home to jesus and that she couldnt wait to c and meet him. To me that sound somewhat like she could have planned this. Also having died at the same place she was signed and around or on the same day is a little suspicious. Also kid kraddick revieled that she only had a small out amout of water in lungs. I guess we will find out…

  • http://anon.com anon

    Possibly like Whitney Houston, Chris Penn and other ‘artists’ committed suicide.
    You see, like Whitney Houston, many performers seek a way out because they are
    just tired of life, tired of living, tired of trying to jump over the bar, tired of it all.
    So even if they have underlying physical or psychological conditions, they ‘engineer’
    their suicides long before (even over a period of a decade), to make it look
    ‘accidental’. Interviews with Whitney from ten years ago belie a latent ‘death wish’ …
    with subtle references to the ‘subject’ but while ‘objectivizing’ herself. Chris Penn
    probably committed suicide just like Whitney, just like Chris Farley, just like
    Marilyn Monroe. No amount of ‘Gospel singing’ tributes can ‘cosmetize’ a suicide …
    the eventual legacy of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Marilyn Monroe, Chris
    Farley, River Phoenix etc. will be/is that they cleverly and desperately and patiently
    killed themselves. Then the public will just move on to the next ‘artist’. Just ask
    Robert Downey Jr. and a host of others who have escaped the clutches of ‘the demons
    inside them’… and persisted, got help and are alive. The most crucial aspect to this
    is basically John 3:3 and John 3:16 …. because when one is lost eternally, that is
    the ultimate spiritual suicide …. forever.

    • Bobby

      Couldn’t agree more on all pints well said

  • http://anon.com anon

    Possibly like Whitney Houston, Chris Penn, River Phoenix, Chris Farley etc, ALSO committed suicide.
    You see, like Whitney Houston, many performers seek a way out because they are
    just tired of life, tired of living, tired of trying to jump over the bar, tired of it all.
    So even if they have underlying physical or psychological conditions, they ‘engineer’
    their suicides long before (even over a period of a decade), to make it look
    ‘accidental’. Interviews with Whitney from ten years ago belie a latent ‘death wish’ …
    with subtle references to the ‘subject’ but while ‘objectivizing’ herself. Chris Penn
    probably committed suicide just like Whitney, just like Chris Farley, just like
    Marilyn Monroe. No amount of ‘Gospel singing’ tributes can ‘cosmetize’ a suicide …
    the eventual legacy of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Marilyn Monroe, Chris
    Farley, River Phoenix etc. will be/is that they cleverly and desperately and patiently
    killed themselves. Then the public will just move on to the next ‘artist’. Just ask
    Robert Downey Jr. and a host of others who have escaped the clutches of ‘the demons
    inside them’… and persisted, got help and are alive. The most crucial aspect to this
    is basically John 3:3 and John 3:16 …. because when one is lost eternally, that is
    the ultimate spiritual suicide …. forever.

  • John W

    She sure sounded like she wanted to die and her behavior sure makes it seem like it. Sad that soceity is so weak that she is made out to be some great person who had a drug problem instead of a druggie who just happened to be a great singer.

  • http://www.google.com Anon-83

    What I believe is that addiction, steals a soul like athief in the night before the keeper is aware. A respectable disease like cancer or diabetes leaves no question in one’s mind as to the cause of death. But the disease of addition that robs a physical being like a “Ravenous Demon” an transforms the anointed. I applauded Chaka Khan when she spoke of the demons in the music industry. People use all kinds of drugs to escape the pain: cars, clothes, food, money, sex, sugar, smokes…just to name a few. All of which have the power to cause the same chemical reaction on the brain as legal or illegal drugs. So why is it some folks have to get into the lady was sick. No kidding, there is a soul sickness that goes with excess on any level to avoid any feeling. She had to be broken on some level just to put up with the abuse in her marriage, let alone abuse her body with drugs. Perhaps we would have had many more kind words due to her untimely departure if she would have packed on 200 pounds, dropped dead of a heart attack, just before turning herself over to Dr Phil for an intervention. Some folks die from obesity, some folks die from a drug overdose: intentional or unintentional. My heart goes out to anyone who knows what it is like to fight the addition demons. You don’t know unless you have lived it. I’m not right or wrong. I’ve just lived it and haven’t died from this disease yet. I have learned that if you want a different life,you have to change your actions. And, go to any length to fight the disease. You can’t sit in a barber’s chair day after day and think you’ll never get a hair cut. Godspeed to all…..

  • lashanda bradley

    Oh.no.she was not depress…so…….