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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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61.

Ghost Rider    

As far as Im concerned the party continued in the Hilton despite Whitneys death is because everyone in the industry has sold there soul to it. It is all part of how things work when you are soul collector like old Clive imo!

890 days ago
62.

Ghost Rider    

BTW, you should have a special song for that kelly girl or whatever her name is like you do for Inspector Dax. Something along the lines of being shallow, right before one of her mindless shallow comments. Maybe Shallow Kelly, idk...

890 days ago
63.

tehheh    

She could have died from a heart attack or stroke. Drug addiction does a lot of damage to one's body. This is why an autopsy is being done. Not saying she couldn't have overdosed. Just saying there are a lot of ways to die.

890 days ago
64.

Andy    

Wait rx pills are now heroin??? Let me inform you losers about something, swallowing a pill is totally different then taking a syringe and banging heroin. True drug addicts either snort or shoot. Everyone else is just in between. Lastly if the mood is right in any situation it just takes 1 pill or 1 of any vice. R.I.P WHITNEY!!!!!!!!!! **** YOU BOBBY BROWN

890 days ago
65.

Barbara    

Could everyone stop speculating on what she died from and just remember the wonderful singer she was? The media needs to back off and at least give her family time to grieve in private. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!!!!!

890 days ago
66.

benice    

Did the people at the party know she was dead? If so, yeah not really understandable to laugh and dance at the party.

890 days ago
67.

DahhTroll    

If you are host-ing a party at your house and one of the guest is dead in an up stairs room.. do you contuine to party?? Hell No thats just not nromal at all. I think it was money they had allready spendt the money ont he party and dint want it to go to waste. so they partyed their ass off while whitny lay dead. I think if whinty wasnt a crack head they would have canclled the party.

whitney ODs and they go oh well what ever lets party!

890 days ago
68.

Jacqueline    

Harvey.... I know whitney dying was HUGE but it was a party for ALL Celebs..... whitney choose too take pills and Alcohol, it wasnt like it was a "Whitney Houston Party" in fact it was probably easier on everyone to still be together I know ppl keep saying the show must go on It is Hollwood and it is .... Bobby Brown is the dispicable one...

890 days ago
69.

angela    

Whitney Houston was a record breaking entertainer. No one can take that from her. There will never be another Whitney Houston. We all want to think that somehow celebrity means perfect. We all have something we're dealing with, no matter how big or small. Only difference, people sit and wait for the perfect shot to show the whole world what we all already know, that a celebrity is not perfect. Whitney was great at what she did and will be greatly missed by so many. In life, she was taken through the ringer by so many for not being perfect. Why continue to do the same to her death? You have no idea how it feels to have your every move watched, photographed, or recorded. Caught on a bad hair day or red eyes from allergies, someone photographs you and says you were high or depressed or something so untrue just to make it interesting. Let her rest now...

890 days ago
70.

Marinemom    

I'm just DONE feeling sorry for these celebrities who KNOW better than to mix drugs (any kind) and alcohol and yet they keep doing it - somehow they think death WON'T HAPPEN TO THEM! After Anna Nicole and Michael Jackson...GET OFF THE DRUGS OR EXPECT TO DIE!! Charlie Sheen will be a dead one too one of these days I'm sure. Their arrogance is their biggest downfall not the 'addiction'. I'm terribly sad Whitney is gone for I loved her songs but COME ON ALREADY!

890 days ago
71.

Irish    

Check this out.. this picture and the pictures they released are NOT the same it's like their baby pictures they released the baby is wearing a wig!
http://www.nationalturk.com/en/beyonce-baby-girl-born-jay-z-is-the-father-of-blue-ivy-carter-15766

890 days ago
72.

shea nelson    

i could honestly say Whitney Houston was an music icon but I'm starting to think it was some kind of foul play because it usually takes up to 2 - 3 days to find out the cause of death. If it was ruled as homicide then they will with hold the coroners report. I want to wish the family best of luck and my prayers goes out to you all.

890 days ago
73.

NickSunset    

what was Clive Davis thinking having a party in the same buidling with whitney's dead body, what a remake of Weekend at Birney's? This old dude needs to take a dirt nap and not quick enough.

890 days ago
74.

Anderson    

Alcohol is the most widely abused drug in the world, followed by perscription drugs. Whitney was in a lot of trouble long before her tragic death on Saturday. Something was going on inside of Whitney, deep inside, where she used drugs as a coping mechanism. Far more people abuse perscription drugs than heroin, crack, coke or other street drugs.

890 days ago
75.

Guido    

Morning from Nairobi, was following up since last friday....also we partied like hell and we as offshore people staying also nearly oftend on mdication but offcorse Rx pills & Heineken wich is a chemical beer full of sugar to make it longer lasting is a bomb like JägerRedbull with Aspirin...may they look about this ?!?

890 days ago
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