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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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61.

Areader    

What you should be saying is "TMZ broke the story" the first time claiming it was Whitney's body guard that pulled her from the tub and performed CPR and you were wrong!

How would any of the staff at TMZ feel having a camera stuck in their face after a family member passed away?

Have some respect TMZ!

960 days ago
62.

HumanNature    

R.I.P WHITNEY!!!!

960 days ago
63.

I Chinee    

Leave them alone. Let them grieve in peace.

960 days ago
64.

Random1    

Poor woman. Give her her space, for goodness sakes. If you found your niece dead, would you wanna have cameras shoved in your face asking you about the horrific incident?

960 days ago
65.

ElizabethR.    

OMG really??? Do you want people in your face with camera's when your loved ones die horrifically. Freedom of the press is so totally abused and used for evil. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

960 days ago
66.

janet    

I was a bartender in Jersey and I will always love you record was on the juke box. Someone played the record. You just listened. The bar was empty. Who sings this song? Who is Dolly Parton? Years later, Whitney Houston takes the same song and runs with it. Dolly Partons version is much better.

960 days ago
67.

Anon922    

Substance abuse is a part of self-medicating toxic stress and a life shortened life by 20 years. Harvard just brought the CDC’s science of “toxic stress” and ACEs to light last week. She would want us to understand this. The answers are here. RIP, dear Whitney. Your voice and the story of your life continue to bless and teach us.

Google: ACE, toxic stress, Harvard.

960 days ago
68.

Superman    

Is she the one that also gave Whitney's 18-year-old daughter alcohol and sedatives that put her in the hospital...twice? Enablers!

960 days ago
69.

sdkelly767    

I just Wish and Pray that Every negative commenting person would just leave Whitney and her family Alone in their time of Shock and Heartbreak. There is no Wonder that her daughter had to be hospitalized - Can You Just Imagine - This is a Wonderful, Beautiful and not to mention the VOICE of a Woman, that has left us. PLEASE has some RESPECT. It truly makes me wonder about all the ones that have made such NASTY comments, how many have been BLESSED to have BORROWED one of Miss Houstons songs for their Wedding or another event in their LIFE. Maybe You should put the PIPE down and think before you speak, because it is obvious you have not a clue.

960 days ago
70.

Jazzlady    

I do not understand what happened to Whitney Houston, one of the greatest singers in the world. I WISH I HAD PRAYED FOR HER WHEN GOD TOLD ME SEVERAL DAYS AGO!!

First it says her hair stylist found her and now it's the aunt?? Which is it? The drugs that were found in her room were for anxiety, two of them were very dangerous drugs with terrible side effects. IF, the people who were with her, the closest, knew that she was taking drugs and drank alcohol, maybe before going to take a bath, why the heck didn't they keep an eye on her? IF they also knew the side effects of the drugs that she was taking, why did they not keep an eye on her? The detectives are saying it is not murder. O.k. How about gross negligence? Someone should have stayed with her or at least knocked on the door of the bathroom after 10 minutes.

Whitney said in an interview that she wanted to live. She had so much to live for and I believe that Father GOD could have given her a wonderful man who would love her like Christ loves the church, a good man, not creepos who only used her!

Whitney must have known what the side effects of those drugs are too, including a desire to die or commit suicide. Why on earth would a woman who loves to sing and loves life take that garbage? Why? Dear GOD. I know that MELATONIN helps people to sleep. It is not harmful and gentle. Why wasn't Whitney given Melatonin to sleep?

Why weren't her staff, i.e., bodyguard, hairdresser keeping a close watch on her after the night she was out partying? It is obvious. They didn't care! God have mercy on all those who didn't watch out for her. God deal with the wacko quako doctors who gave Whitney Houston those drugs.

PLEASE FOLKS TURN TO NATURAL MEDICINE, NATUROPATHS, HEALTH FOODS, VITAMINS AND NOT TO DRUG PUSHING BIG PHARMA GREEDY DOCTORS.

AND THIS....if Whitney Houston had had a bodyguard like Kevin Costner, maybe she would be alive today! IF Whitney Houston had people in her "entourage" who were praying for her and were pro-natural medicine, she may be alive today.

There is nothing wrong with having a glass of wine or champagne as long as it is not being mixed with prescription/pharmaceutical drugs. If all she had had was a a glass of champagne, she would still be alive today.

PEOPLE, for those of you who work for celebrities, please care about them enough to get information about natural medicine, health food, vitamins, neutriceuticals, not pharmaceuticals and share that wisdom and information with your celebrity boss. Help them to get off the drugs. Show them love and pray for them. PLEASE. Don't let them die like Whitney Houston or Britteny Murphy or Michael Jackson...to name a few.

It is Valentine's Day. LOVE and appreciate the person who hired and trusted you to take care of them!!

I know this is hard, but it is true. WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED YET, BUT I BELIEVE SHE IS WITH THE LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST.

960 days ago
71.

sofi    

This shows what a good aunt Whitney had,she tried to help her niece till the ambulance arrived.

960 days ago
72.

Munu Luka    

We can‘t change our destiny, whether she die of drugs culture or what soever, may her departed soul rest in perfect peace, till meet to part no more. I mis her.

960 days ago
73.

InItToWinIt    

She is obviously still very distraught. Camera guy should have just snapped the photo and kept it moving. Very thoughtful for Tyler Perry to offer his private jet to transport Whitney.

960 days ago
74.

Maria Celia    

È lamentável que uma DIVA como esta morra tão cedo. Que será que acontece? A FAMA descontrola? Não sabe administrar o sucesso? A maioria morre precocemente. Rogo a DEUS que perdoe os pecados dela.Um bjs grande!

960 days ago
75.

mer    

im wondering what whitney and mary talked about before she left the room for those 30 minutes ? I mean she's her aunt she must have felt her a little different.?

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