GRAMMY Weekend is usually a time for celebration in Hollywood and around the country, but this year the celebration was overshadowed by the bitter loss of one of the greatest singers in the last century. On February 11, 2012, pop icon Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with her head submerged in the bathtub. She had been expected to attend Clive Davis’ pre-GRAMMY Awards party that same night.
According to TMZ, Houston’s family was told by county officials that she did not die from drowning but actually from a mix of Xanax and other drugs in combination with alcohol. Evidently, there was not enough water in Houston’s lungs to support the theory that she had died of drowning, and in fact she may have died before her head had ever become submerged. Her recent visits to Beverly Hills doctors combined with pill bottles found in her room help to support this assertion.
TMZ goes on to report that it was Mary Jones, Whitney’s aunt, who discovered the pop singer’s body in the bathtub. Upon finding her neice, Mary pulled the body out of the bathtub and began administering CPR, but it was already too late.
Our hearts go out to Whitney’s family and loved ones. We hope that she will be remembered for the good that she did in this world, and not for the darker times she faced later in life.