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'Mom talks to me' - Whitney's daughter

By Reuters | Mar 12, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 65 ]

Also says the lights turn on and off in the house they shared

Whitney Houston's daughter on Sunday said she still hears her mom encouraging her "keep moving, keep going," and the pop star's sister-in-law revealed new details of the day Houston died in their first public interviews since the singer's death.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, told talk show host Oprah Winfrey that she was "doing okay ... I'm doing as good as I possibly can" since her mother was found lifeless in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel on February 11, the eve of the music industry's Grammy Awards.

"I can hear her voice, you know, and spirit talking to me, telling me, you know, 'keep moving baby. I'm right here. I got you' ... she's always with me. I can always feel her," Bobbi Kristina Brown told Winfrey.

"I feel her pass through me all the time," said Brown, whose father is singer Bobby Brown.

Houston and Brown's only daughter said she feels her mom's presence in the house they shared in Atlanta. The "lights turn on and off, and I go 'mom, what're you doing?' ... I can still laugh with her. I can sit there and I can still talk with her."

Houston was 48-years-old when she died. She rose to fame in the 1980s and enjoyed a long career that peaked with her 1992 hit "I Will Always Love You" from the movie "The Bodyguard."

But her life was plagued by a troubled marriage to singer Brown, and she had previously admitted to heavy use of cocaine, marijuana, alcohol and prescription pills.

Officials have said prescription drugs were found in the hotel room where she died, but a cause of death is still pending toxicology tests which are expected later this month.

The interview, which took place at the Atlanta home of Houston's brother Gary and sister-in-law and manager Patricia, revealed new details of the day the singer died.

FACE DOWN IN BATHTUB

Oprah opened the broadcast by saying "members of the family told me she (Houston) was face down and naked" in the bathtub, and Patricia revealed that Houston's assistant, Mary, discovered the singer's body in the hotel room bathtub.

A security guard who is Patricia Houston's brother tried in vain to resuscitate Houston in the room but was unsuccessful.

He was "trying to revive her to the point of exhaustion," Patricia Houston said, "and I called his name. I said, 'Ray ... let it go.' They (paramedics) asked him to move. He was on his knees. He said, 'I tried.' He was so out of breath."

A tear rolled down Patricia Houston's face as she recalled the sight of her sister-in-law lying dead on the hotel room floor. "She had a peacefulness on her, a look on her. She had a peaceful look," Patricia Houston said.

Winfrey asked Patricia Houston if she believed drugs were involved in the singer's death. Patricia Houston said she believed the pop star's worse days of drug abuse were behind her, although she stopped short of saying Houston was not on drugs or drinking on the day of she died.

"I don't think drugs (were) an issue for her before her death. I don't know what happened that day. Do you understand what I'm saying," Patricia Houston said.

Finally, Winfrey asked Houston's brother Gary whether Brown, whom Whitney Houston divorced in 2007, was asked by Houston's family not to attend the singer's funeral and Gary replied "Absolutely not." Brown did turn up for the funeral, but left early, blaming a mixup with security over seating.

He said his family was not angry about a picture of Houston in her casket that was printed in the tabloids following her death, and added that his mother long ago had premonitions about a young demise for his sister.

"I remember my mother used to say ... Whitney's not going to be with us too long," Gary Houston said. "She's an angel. She's a gift."

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Ncooh...you will be ok gal...her soul is with u,pray for her..

Mar 14, 2012 1:4 | 0 replies

LE GAP ISHO NOKUVULEKA KWE NDUNU,I WILL BE TURNING ON MD OFF ON TOP OF U GAL

Mar 12, 2012 1:18 | 0 replies

@Ayalicious
Hows her relationship wth her father?
------------------------------------------------------No doubt now that she inherited everything according to the will, her father will come with some good marijuan for him and his daughter to smoke and of course some drug trafficking boyfriends to ruin her in the way he ruined her mother, this girl is going to need all the help she can get to kick the habit and get her act together, cause with inheritance she never has to work for the rest of her life, hopefully she will have some common sense and put that money to good use such as donations to charities esp for children whose lives are ruined by drugs.

Mar 12, 2012 12:43 | 0 replies

Ke sure Oprah le yena o ne a tsubile on that day.

Mar 12, 2012 12:39 | 0 replies

nkare di yam mmetha, le yena die kind.

Mar 12, 2012 12:28 | 0 replies

Poor Kristina its not easy gal but will Pray for u, my ur mom,s SOUL R.I.P

Mar 12, 2012 12:24 | 0 replies

eish, let her take a trip to africa and connect with her grand-grand ancestors, phe ngwano ke nDakkie

Mar 12, 2012 12:20 | 0 replies

Shame young Girl! Just go for some mental tests. Wa lwala!

Mar 12, 2012 12:14 | 0 replies

Hows her relationship wth her father? Is he introducing her to marijuana as well? she 's no making sense, something is cooking here!

Mar 12, 2012 11:56 | 0 replies

@Bobbi.......... those are signs of a network failure

Ko kasi bare........ e lla ko palong

Mar 12, 2012 11:50 | 0 replies

shame poor girl giv it some time all shall pass n Oprah im sure you made millions on this article.

Mar 12, 2012 11:37 | 0 replies