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Whitney Houston's Death

Rx Pills ... the New Heroin

2/13/2012 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston's death is the latest in a string of celeb tragedies -- Michael Jackson, Brittany Murphy, Heath Ledger -- that show prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as illegal narcotics.

Only TMZ has the latest details about what  was in Whitney's hotel room ... and what it could reveal about her death.

Plus, several people in the newsroom call radishes on Beyonce's baby pics -- claiming Blue Ivy looks nothing like her parents. Let the debate begin! And, breaking S.I. Swimsuit Issue news ... yes, bikinis are news too.

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0:00) Whitney Houston -- dead at 48 ... Ryan explains how her body was found ... and by whom.
(2:15) A handful of Rx drugs were found in Whitney's room -- but no real smoking gun.
(8:45) We obtained exclusive photos of Whitney's hotel room -- and there were empty bottles of booze in it.
(13:50) Hottest breaking news ever -- Kate Upton's SI Swimsuit Edition cover was leaked ... we know how it happened.
(14:50) Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party -- held at the same hotel in which Whitney's dead body was found. Some people are disgusted by it ... some aren't surprised at all. 
(26:20) Whitney -- a long history of drug addiction, stints in rehab, and public meltdowns.
(31:01) Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy -- some people refuse to believe it's hers ... especially one person in the newsroom.
(46:00) People trade "where were you when you learned Whitney was dead" stories.

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31.

CJ    

Re: Imposing your value system...
Your value system includes participating in the mob that accosts a widower at the airport to take his picture, shout questions at him, and block his path to his car hours after his wife dies. Way to be judgmental. I thank God you aren't around when my family members die.

878 days ago
32.

Abby    

HARVEY,
I HOPE YOU BURN IN HELL FOR THAT LAST POST ABOUT WHITNEY'S LAST MEAL! IT IS DOWNRIGHT DISRESPECTFUL AND DOESN'T PROVE ANYTHING! PLEAS STOP SPECULATING ABOUT HER CAUSE OF DEATH BECAUSE THE BHPD JUST SAID THERE WAS NO ALCOHOL FOUND IN HER ROOM! YOU GUYS ARE JUST REACHING AND IT IS VERY DISPICABLE AND INSULTING!

878 days ago
33.

Ginny    

When will RayJ's messages on his cell be released to the public? It is known that RayJ and Whitney had a bit of a falling out on Thursday evening. Could this have brought about a final straw on Whitney due to her fragile emotional health?

878 days ago
34.

ralph    

I'm telling you it's sedatives mixed with influenza that kills these folks. Their bodies can't fight the flu and the pills both.

News spreads ever faster with each tragic event. Even news of Houston's death spread faster than word of Jackson's death just two and one half years ago.

878 days ago
35.

km    

She was great singer. Lots of great singers have contributed lots of wonderful music. The music world, nor everyday people should be expected to stop their lives because a singer dies (regardless of the cause). Michael Jackson's death events were an example of over-the-top reactions. Also, everyone is allowed to mourn as they need to without worrying about the expections of how anyone else feels they should mourn or would mourn or react themselves. TMZ staff is very judgmental.

878 days ago
36.

wiseup    

Why is Harvey relying that only a few bottles were all she had? As a medic, I've been to many a scene like this only to be told by "loving" family members that they were only on one or two types of meds, only to find out later that all the recreational drugs were cleaned up before we got there.

878 days ago
37.

Flying Blind    

are you kidding me, i know girls who drink and take xanax every weekend, there's more to this story.

878 days ago
38.

Jeannette    

YOU PEOPLE AEW SHAELESS. DEATHE IS DEATH. WHITNEY LEAVES BEHIND A FAMILY, FRIENDS AND OF COURSE A DAUGHTER.
JUST LAST WEEK YOU WERE MAKING FUN OF WHITNEY AS SHE WAS BEING ESCORTED INTO HER CAR BY RAY-JAY. THEN THE COMMENTS WAS "RAY-JAY TUCKING HIS GRANDMOTHER IN" THEN LAUGHTER ALL AROUND. THIS IS A SAD STORY..SHOW SOME RESPECT. YOU WILL KEEP DOGGING THIS STORY TO ENSURE THAT WE FOCUS ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL. MAKE A BOLD MOVE-REPORT, JUST FOR ONCE, THAT WE HAVE LOST A GREAT SINGER. WOULD YOU DO THE SAME IF IT WERE YOUR FAMILY? TZ IS DEAD TO ME!!!!!!

878 days ago
39.

Mark    

I blame this all on Bobby Brown!He is the one who got her on all the drugs and booze. She was doing fine until she started dating him,from that time on in her life it was all down hill for her.Bobby Brown is a looser and always will be.I blame him,he is the reason she is dead!Had she never meet him she would still be alive!!!!

878 days ago
40.

leslie    

It was incredibly disrespectful to whitney. Clive Davis having that party was totally disrespectful, Whitney was his golden goose, when she was on top. He obviously didn't care about her in the end. Disrespectful Jerk.

878 days ago
41.

Asis     

DON'T KNOW WHAT PILLS WERE IN THE BOTTLES AS THEY WERE LABELED

878 days ago
42.

Asis     

Does TMZ know what was the relationship between BobbiKrestina and Bobby Brown. Were they in contact, did they visit?

878 days ago
43.

Kellye    

i defenitly think the baby looks like JAY Z, although she doesnt look african american. however i absolutely dont believe beyone carried the baby.!!! no way............

878 days ago
44.

bagladey    

Blue Ivy could have been born to a surrogate and still be the child of BOTH Jay-Z and Beyonce, the same way that Kelsey and Camille Grammer's surrogate children are biologically both of theirs. Charles is very naive.

878 days ago
45.

campy    

You may be a mom lady, but babies do NOT gradually get darker. Ever.

878 days ago
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