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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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91.

annieo    

why did she wait so long to call 911????????? that i can't figure out...something isn't right here...just like with anna nicole smith...waited tooo long to call 9ll......

892 days ago
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Asha Amani    

There is something terribly wrong in the minds of the people of this country! Its a sickness. This woman just lost someone, they did the same to Bobby. People may not like him, but it was not he who introduced drugs to Whitney. He has a child that just lost the mother she loved very much that he has to continue to be strong for and a father to thru all of this. Bobby & Whitney's family deserve to have privacy. They have enough to deal with especially Bobby. He's now forced to really deal with his past with Whitney and the affect it had on his daughter. No one is perfect. we all have flaws, some more than others, but it doesn't make us any less human. Its amazing that people can treat that 19 y old white who strips for sports illustrated with respect, no one has yet to confront all the white men who molested little boys, but every day, for every thing, Obama get hit over the head and Gets dogged along with Whitney, Bobby and Michael. Those white men molested children for 15-20 years while other knew and said nothing. No one has yet to beat the crap out of the teacher who fed his students his semen. Whitney, Bobby and Michael Hurt themselves and maybe their children which I am not condoning, but that's it while these white men molested hundreds of little boys.
Go after them!

892 days ago
93.

Tiernee    

TMZ, you have gone WAAAAAAAAAY too far sticking your cameras in Aunt Mary's face. Let the family grieve in peace. Just as the world has lost a musical talent, this family has lost a loved one. Do any of you at TMZ have loved ones?

892 days ago
94.

Anon    

This was absolutely unnecessary and invasive- chasing after an older woman who has clearly gone through enough heartache in the past few days. Give Whitney's family the privacy and respect they deserve. Have some humility, for God's sake.

892 days ago
95.

Mary    

If this Aunt Mary was supposed to be around & checking while was in the tub "what happened?" She laid out her dress and attire for the party and left for a half hour. What the heck was so important and someone should have know she was leaving!! These people are making a lot of $$ and they can't seem seem to do their job. Well, now they are all unemployed like the rest of us.

892 days ago
96.

Elizabeth    

Leave her family alone...... yes she was loved by the whole world but no one loved her more than her family!!! Grief is such a private emotion!!! Get them grieve in private!!! It's just so rude to stick a camera in someone's face after losing someone so dear!!!

892 days ago
97.

paul p    

as a crack addicted in recovery i know what it is to chase that ist high but i also know that my creator God almighty who crested us all owns when we die if a miracle was that whitney survieed than miricles wouldnt mean that much because of outside influences whitney didny mary her first choice kevin my web page www.priesthoodknight.com may you rest in peace with your God

892 days ago
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shirliana    

SHAME ON YOU ** MARY JONES **. YOU KNEW SHE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ADDICTION. BUT U DID NOT CARE TO GO UP TO THE HOTEL ROOM WHEN SHE LEFT. YOU WERE MORE INTERESTED IN PARTYING AND DRINKING. WHY DID U ALLOW HER TO DRINK??????????????? ITS BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION...

892 days ago
99.

shirliana    

MARY - I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENTS. MY COMMENTS ARE THE SAME AS YOURS. THIS AUNT WAS SUPPOSE TO TAKE CARE OF HER. LIKE U SAID, WHAT WAS SO IMPORTANT??????????? WE WONDER???????????

SHAME ON HER AUNT AND ALL HER FRIENDS THAT ALLOWED HER TO DRINK.

892 days ago
100.

curtis smith    

I HATE REPORTERS, I WONDER WHAT IT IS THEY WOULD SAY IF THE WORDS (HOW DO YOU FEEL) WAS NOT ALLOWED ? THAT IS THE DAMN DUMBEST QUESTION THAT THESE STUPID PARASITES ASK OF THOSE THAT ARE EXPERIENCING TRAGEDY.......I WISH THAT THERE WAS A MONSTER WITH A 22 IN BOOT ON ITS FOOT THAT WHEN A REPORTER ASK THAT DUMB QUESTION ( HOW DO YOU FEEL) IT THEN KICKED THAT SORRY ASS REPORTER IN THEIR ASS! THEN I WOULD ASK THEM.....HOW DO YOU FEEL?....LMAO

892 days ago
101.

seabreeze    

FIRST, MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO MISS HOUSTON FAMILY.BACK IN THE DAYS WENT TO KARAOKE,I ALWAYS SANG MISS HOUSTON SONGS.YES I AM A FAN.SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED.REST IN PEACE MISS HOUSTON

892 days ago
102.

Barbara    

Life, we never really think about how we impact others. The love that our sister Whitney have shared can never be replaced . She will always be remembered as the one with the golden voice.She will be truly missed,pray for her family because they really need all of our support in their time of need. Stop all the negativity and lets share our love

891 days ago
103.

Jazzlady    

IF anyone knows a celebrity, singer, songwriter, actor, actress, director, producer or whatever who is using prescription drugs, please tell them to check out NATURAL MEDICINE, VITAMINS, NEUTRACEUTICALS, ORGANIC FOOD AND go to www.cchr.org and see what the doctors and pharmaceutical companies are doing to people today. It has to stop.

MAYBE if someone truly knows the terrible side effects of the prescription drugs they will NOT take them or stop taking them!

MAY GOD ALMIGHTY AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST MAKE AMERICANS AWARE OF WHAT IS BEING DONE TO THEM BY THE SHRINKS AND BIG PHARMA IN JESUS' NAME.

ALSO, IN JESUS' NAME, I PRAY THAT MANAGERS, BODYGUARDS AND EVERYONE WHO LOVES THEIR FAMOUS BOSS TO PLEASE DO RESEARCH ABOUT NATURAL MEDICINE TOO SO YOU CAN HELP YOUR BOSS AND BE THERE FOR THEM SO THEY DON'T DIE LIKE PRECIOUS WHITNEY HOUSTON AND....FOR THE MEN WHO LOVE FAMOUS WOMEN, DON'T BE AFRAID TO TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM......KEVIN COSTNER TRULY LOVED WHITNEY HOUSTON. IF HE HAD TOLD HER THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS LOVE, MAYBE SHE WOULD BE HERE TODAY, HAPPY AND MARRIED TO HIM!!

890 days ago
104.

Gsharon 710    

I really cannot say much more about this case until the tox rep is made public, but, I don't hardly think Whit was the type of person that would listen and do what someone tells her if it was not agreeable with her. I watched the show a few times and was amazed at how Whit could sing and act in movies with such ease, but on her family reality show, I can't remember her completing a full sentence.

Playing the blame game is not as important as the need for someone to take Bobbi under their wings and save her life and soul. She started out wayyyy to early with her intakes and if someone does not put their arms around her, her short life will make Whit's look like nine life times.

My prayers are with all who will be missing a talented beautiful song bird.

890 days ago
105.

lubertha montgomery    

I will miss you Whitney, I love you. RIP

889 days ago
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