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Whitney Houston's Aunt

The Lady Who Tried to Save Her

2/13/2012 2:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Whitney Houston's aunt Mary Jones -- the woman who discovered the singer's body in the hotel bathtub, pulled her out and tried reviving her -- arrived at LAX yesterday to fly back east for the singer's funeral.

TMZ broke the story ... Whitney's aunt, Mary Jones, was in Whitney's room, laid out her dress for the Clive Davis party and then left for 30 minutes.  When she returned, she knocked at the bathroom door and entered to find Whitney submerged in the bathtub.

Mary tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate Whitney before paramedics arrived. 

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31.

DJS    

Now that she is dead, all these relatives are out of a job.

796 days ago
32.

Sandra     

Her family tried many times to rescue and save her!! Whitney never to seem to get it and remained addicted to drugs and alcohol!! She has talent but no personal strength to change!! It is amazing in death how some things are played down!!

796 days ago
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Joe Fattal    

Is her aunt is on Whitney's will?.

796 days ago
34.

KDH    

RIP Whitney,
for those with nasty comments a life has been lost regardless of the cause...keep your comments to your self..as for the press leave the family alone..how would you feel having a camera shoved in your face after loosing a love one!!

796 days ago
35.

fastdriver    

I DON'T get it! The pictures all over the net of a disheveled, "out of touch" Whitney leaving some Grammy celebration would seem to indicate to any NORMAL person that given her past history, MAYBE someone should be with her at ALL times! WHY the hell was she left alone? WHERE was her daughter that it took her 2 hours to get to the hotel? At least that's what I read somewhere. If ANYONE knew her mother I would think it would be her daughter.

That said, maybe because of their negligence they did Whitney a favor because now she is at PEACE! RIP Whitney- your music will live on forever!

796 days ago
36.

KDH    

RIP Whitney,
for those with nasty comments a life has been lost regardless of the cause...keep your comments to your self..as for the press leave the family alone..how would you feel having a camera shoved in your face after loosing a love one!! HAVE SOME RESPECT!!

796 days ago
37.

Ann    

hope all the entourage parasites have been saving their money

796 days ago
38.

janet    

Oh please, "Aunt Mary" pulled Houston out of the bathtub and tried to revive her all by herself? Nice try. She OD'd. All the cover up only makes it worse. Music commuinty and public are not surprised. Understood not wanting Whitney Houston to be remembered like this but, drugs whether scripts, street, alcohol or whatever, Houston was doing drugs for many years. She destroyed her voice, career and became an embarressment. Whitney Houston. Once upon a time. The Grammy's did omage and moves on.


The BH Hilton, they have a reputation to maintain. They don't want people overdosing, suicide or whatever dead in their hotel. Accident or otherwise. Not good for business.

All of this is on record. It just won't be released to media or public. It is what it is.

796 days ago
39.

justpoor    

I heqard on E tonight her estate is worth over 80 million. Watch the dogs fight over this. She was a mealticket for allof them. They lived large off her, probably took more than their share, and kept feeding her the pills and booze. Really,in hindsight, they should be so ashamed of themselves. These people who were taking care of her are low lifes.

796 days ago
40.

Paul Z    

She had a great voice for sure. Thousands of our soldiers, FORGOTTEN real heroes, have died in the Middle East with little or no publicity & a dead drug addict is honored?

796 days ago
41.

Paul Z    

She had a great voice for sure. Thousands of our soldiers, FORGOTTEN real heroes, have died in the Middle East with little or no publicity & a dead drug addict is honored?

796 days ago
42.

Kathryn    

What I want to know is this: Did ANYONE in this crackhead's family NOT have a job, other than following her around, from place to place, party to party, show to show, ONLY to lay out her outfits, pick up her drugs, order her food, do her hair? Seriously sounds like some "hangers-on" to me. Pathetic! Sounds JUST like Fantasia's family, d*mn leaches suxing a rich b*tch dry! Well, now they have to go find another job leaching of someone else, their gravy train has left the station.

796 days ago
43.

Lucille    

This poor woman, she must feel so guilty but she shouldn't, she did the best that anyone could do under the cir***stances. Whitney had her traveling with her so she must have loved her Aunt Mary very much. God be with them all.

796 days ago
44.

Giggles    

My God TMZ, you are vultures.

796 days ago
45.

HMJ    

Such a waste of talent. All her enablers should feel really proud about now. Wonder how they are gonna survive without her money bankrolling them.

796 days ago
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