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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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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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Carl    

Of course it is related to drugs. The only question is what precisely happened in that it could be the drugs killed her directly, the drugs made her pass out and she drowned, or something else. It would be absolutely astounding if drugs weren't the direct or indirect cause of death.

882 days ago
48.

sylvia    

i know everyone kept waiting for celine to say how whitney was gonna be missed etc..but all she talked about was drugs!! Hello Celine we are wondering why you are living Via Las Vegas????

882 days ago
49.

villedeville    

"advil, motrin, Xanax....all very ordinary"? Not really. It is very fatal if all are taken at the same time, or if one is taken well beyond the prescribed dosage, or if one of them is taken with alcohol(rum or gin, or vodka) (refer to Karin Carpenter).

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Lizzie    

Wow Celine. I guess she'd know since she was right there in the hotel room with her. NOT! Next she'll come out and do the coroner's job for them.

882 days ago
51.

nikki12388    

WOW LOOK AT EVERYONE ASSUMING WHEN YOU ASSUME YOU MAKE AN ASS OUT OF YOURSELF ITS VERY IRRESPONSIABLE TO ASSUME ANYTHING AT THIS POINT WE ARE A SOCIETY THAT FEEDS OFF OF OTHERS GRIEF AND TURMOIL JUST BEACAUSE SHE HAD PROBLEMS WITH DRUGS IN PAST DOESENT MEAN THATS WHAT ULTIMATELY KILLED HER THATS LIKE SAYING ANYONE WHO HAS EVER DONE DRUGS WHEN THEY DIE AUTOMATICALLY THE CAUSE IS DRUGS SO ME PERSONALLY IM WAITING ON FACT NOT PAST NONE OF OF KNEW WHITNEY HOUSTON PERSONALLY NO OF US WAS IN THE ROMM WITH HER WHEN SHE DIED . ITS SAD THE WAY THE MEDIA TREATED HER WHILE SHE WAS ON EARTH BUT WHATS EVEN SADDER IS I SHE GETS NO REST EVEN IN DEATH

882 days ago
52.

kar    

We have lost a great icon. It does not matter how it happened. Rest in peace and I pray for the family!

882 days ago
53.

DianeMarie    

Another "genius" heard from.

882 days ago
54.

tammynd    

what a judgemental twitch.

882 days ago
55.

Truth    

WHEN IS CELINE'S FUNERAL??? OBVIOUSLY THIS BITCH OVERDOSED ON HER OWN SELF-ENTITLED INTELLIGENCE... SMFH. #TRUTH!!

882 days ago
56.

shaheem    

From this walking pharmacy on legs died, before tmz told us what was the cause, we knew it was drugs. yes were sorry she died. but we don't feel sorry for this nut! what a putz. you had a good life and you ruined it. from the drugs to the f'd up husband

882 days ago
57.

ETC.    

Read carefully, people. Celine Dion is not saying drugs specifically caused Whitney’s death, she is saying drugs took over Whitney’s life and she, like a lot of people, can’t understand why that happens. Whitney reached the pinnacle, then sunk to the depths because of drugs - just like Elvis, Amy Winehouse, Marilyn, M. Jackson. How does that happen?

Drugs are the enemy here (not Celine Dion - just because she states the truth). Whatever the specific cause, Whitney was in an unhealthy place for a long time because of drug use so even if drugs are not the direct cause of her death, they certainly were a major contribution that put her in that place at that time, in that state of mind and health.

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58.

Pedro    

What she said was so true. Maybe she didn't take illegal drugs on the day of her death but over the years she took so many drugs that her heart/body was damaged.

882 days ago
59.

Lisa-Centereach    

Finally a singer who has the ba**s to tell the truth.

ENOUGH WITH THIS B.S..... We don't need to hear and see over and over and over again, that the drug addict has died. In the grand scheme of things, she DID NOT SAVE LIVES OR CURE A DISEASE. She sang for a living and became a JUNKIE.....! Learn to put this much effort into "paying respects" to a fallen soldier, a police officer, a fireman or a murdered child. Those are the only people who deserve my R.I.P.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/whitney-houston-died-fatal-mix-prescription-drugs-alcohol-relatives-told-article-1.1021715#ixzz1mHkDaAc6

882 days ago
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dee-dee seaberry    

Whitney was a daughter, mother , sister, , cousin, and friend. She was the best singer hands down however she may have died remember her for talents,she even had acting under her belt. She also loved the lord none of us are perfect. Not you either celine.

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