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Celine Dion

Drugs Killed Whitney Houston

2/13/2012 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Celine Dion isn't waiting for the coroner to give an official cause of death for Whitney Houston because she apparently knows what killed her ... drugs. 

Speaking to "Good Morning America" today via phone, Dion wasted no time pinning Houston's untimely passing on drug abuse. She told Robin Roberts, "Whitney has been an amazing inspiration for me ... It's just really unfortunate that drugs, bad people or bad influence took over. It took over her dreams. It took over her love and motherhood."

Dion immediately linked Houston's death with other famous people who died from drugs. She went on to say, "When you think about Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse, to get into drugs like that, for whatever reason. Is it because of the stress and bad influence? What happens when you have everything?"

A cause of death has not yet been determined, but sources close to Houston's family tell TMZ the coroner has told them she died from Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol.

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kat Willard    

I feel Celine was quite over the top and making judgement before facts are in. Regardless of how Whitney died, it is sad she died so early and possibly in pain and very alone! GMA do you not vet these interviews?! That one should have been nixed!

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gossipgirl86    

Wow I really like Celine but that was very tasteless and disrespectful to say something like that before the toxicology reports come back. LOSER!

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Sonya in Tx    

Celine is right. Another celebrity who had it all and didn't know how to live with success.

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34.

dendera    

yeah and Celene's husband Rene has a gambling addiction..

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smileandshine    

Such an intelligent Canadian woman! She was straight to the point on exactly how it is to happen mostly to the biggest celebs dieing at a young age because of the use of drugs! Starts as one, little, and more... sometimes something for many things, causes a reaction, and then their body can't take it anymore.

951 days ago
36.

Cherie    

Celine is just saying what everyone else is saying. It's sad and tragic, but facts are facts. Whitney had a drug problem she couldn't tackle. And it took her down. As it does millions of other people.

951 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Hey, pot, why are you calling that kettle black? You aren't waiting either. You're just reporting that "the family said" that the medical examiner told them something the medical examiner couldn't know yet. I don't know why other media outlets regurgitate your stories like they're chip truth, when mostly you're playing the telephone game or just plain making stuff up.

951 days ago
38.

I Live In, Um, The Southeast    

Which drug killed her Celine? The Midol? The only time you should open your mouth is to sing. Keep the nasty opinions to yourself.

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ShádöwStálkz    

If Sarah Jessica Parker had drunken back-seat sex with a sewer rat, Celine Dion would be their love child. Go Away You Old Hag!

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opiates.com    

Simply sooo sad. Another life gone too soon ...Regardless of the reason and cause it is still a shame.

951 days ago
41.

mook    

Interesting, they were talking about her death on The View today and Babs proclaimed that Whitney took sedatives and drown in the bathtub and then she went on to cut off Whoopee who try to stick the disclaimer "allegedly" on there and firmly stated that it was exactly how she die with no allegedly about it. I'd post a link but then you doofs would delete my comments for spamming so you'll have to look that one up for yourselves.

951 days ago
42.

bob    

If only the Whitney had taken up with an old dude instead of of druggie when she was forced to switch to men instead of women.

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43.

hajahuja    

She is right. That is what happens when you absolutely everything.What people who have no money to pay the mortgage, food on the table...they do not go and het hooked up. Their main concern is the kids. It is obvious these people didn't give a s+++. Be honest she had everything what e person asks for. So is Amy,Micheal...and of course they are angel when they are dead.

951 days ago
44.

AMANDA    

SHE IS SO RIGHT !!! People can Get mad if they want but THE TRUTH HURTS SOMETIMES.............Whitney was a GREAT SINGER with an AMAZING VOICE...........

951 days ago
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bbbeeboy    

Barbara Walters basically said the exact same thing on The View this morning. Just like Celine Dion, Walters was linking Houston's death to drugs and drawing parallels to other singers who have died from drugs (Winehouse, Jackson, etc). Walters even said that it has been officially confirmed that Houston drowned, which is actually not true. That hasn't been confirmed. I would expect more from a respected journalist like Barbara Walters than to spread unconfirmed rumours. Why isn't TMZ calling out Barbara Walters? Why pick on Celine Dion for saying what a lot of people are thinking?

Celine Dion and Whitney Houston both became famous at about the same time. They were both known for having powerful voices in the mid-90s. They were both doing similar music at the same time. Of course Dion is going to reflect. I love both of their voices. But Dion has proven to have a much longer lasting career than Whitney and her voice still sounds great. Celine Dion made much better decisions.

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