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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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nORRis8    

I'm from Canada and I'm embarrassed that this singing horse comes from Canada.
She is so full about herself. Its all about her.

Keith Harris of Rolling Stone magazine, "[Dion's] sentimentality is bombastic and defiant rather than demure and retiring....[she] stands at the end of the chain of drastic devolution that goes Aretha-Whitney-Mariah. Far from being an aberration, Dion actually stands as a symbol of a certain kind of pop sensibility—bigger is better, too much is never enough, and the riper the emotion the more true."

951 days ago
107.

me    

She's saying exactly what everyone is thinking. And we see it happen constantly in "the industry". These idiots don't have any real friends - just people who want something from them. We all saw this train wreck coming and we know that she's been a drug/alcohol addict for a long time. It just finally caught up with her just like all the dead people Dion mentions.

951 days ago
108.

Khan    

MJ was murder.

The guy was using prescription drugs versus illegal drugs.
So is the dealer at fault when you OD?

moron

951 days ago
109.

tovalito    

Celine is right! Drugs (regardless if they were legal/illegal) killed Whitney Houston.

These pharmaceutical companies don't care about people.

It's all about the New World Order.

The 1% world Elite think the world is overpopulated so they kill us with these silent wars. They poison our food and water and they push animal protein consumption knowing it kills us by giving us cancer, diabetes, heart disease, wtc. But they don't want us to die before we spend all our money on expensive treatments that don't work!

Ron Paul 2012! He can fix all this.

951 days ago
110.

dennis marino    

Deion, please shut up!!! There is a child involed here. I thought you would have learned better to open your mouth when Areatha blew you off the stage...

951 days ago
111.

Ryn    

I saw the interview – poor Robin Roberts. What was supposed to be an interview about Whitney Houston’s influence on other singers turned into an uncomfortable rant by Celine Dion who, bless her heart, sounded like an exasperated 8th grader out to save the world from some evil she saw on a Facebook meme. Yes, Celine, drugs are bad – but unless you suspect you have addictive tendencies it’s not like you’re going to go to a “showbiz party” and get bitten by a drug zombie. By marrying the man who practically raised her since she was 12, and on whom she was completely dependent because she didn’t speak English, she has lead a very sheltered life, and in many ways is still very childlike. That’s all fine and good, but childlike people often say things they don’t realize are inappropriate.

951 days ago
112.

JACKIE    

GET REAL PEOPLE- YOU KNOW SHE IS TELLING THE TRUTH, WHITNEYS LIFE WAS OUT THERE FOR EVERONE TO SEE - AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT KILLED HER - ITS CALLED ADDICTION , THAT SHE NEVER GOT OVER - DID YOU SEE THE BEER AND CHAMPANGE - SHE DIED OF OF A ****TAIL - NO ONE WANTED TO SEE HER DIE - BUT TRUTH IS TRUTH - GET OVER IT - TRUTH IS TRUTH - AND YOU KNOW TMZ- THEY WILL POSE ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING ABOUT PEOPLE AND THEN START TALKING RIGHT ABOUT THEM -- ADDICTS CANNOT TOUCH SUBSTANCE EVER AGAIN IN THEIR LIFE - WE ALL MAKE CHOICES IN LIFE - SAD BUT TRUE - SO DONT BE JUMPING ALL OVER CELINE ABOUT IT - SHE JUST SPOKE OUT LOUD,ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO BE THE TRUTH

951 days ago
113.

tmzreader    

WOW, I'm shocked at Celine. During this time of mourning I would think Celin's main concern would be Whitney's daughter.

951 days ago
114.

LisasuxAz    

celine dion needs to worry about that wrinkled knob she slobs on. She is hating because when she dies she knows no one wont waste any air time on her on her washed up life.

951 days ago
115.

Tone Douglas    

I was so happy that Ms Dion has finally said the truth. The entertainment industry has to change. They need to stop enabling all the entertainers who are abusing drugs of any nature. Our young kids look up to these people. They must feel that they are untouchable. Too many of them are dying because of enablers. Wake up entertainment industry. Start doing something or there will be more deaths. Start by speaking out & not doing business with the people that follow that path. Tone Douglas RN

951 days ago
116.

neufield    

Celine Dion looks like she does drugs. Compare photos of Celine next to Whitney and see who looks older.

951 days ago
117.

donnabama29    

she said it...we ALL knew it!!!

951 days ago
118.

NewMoon360    

Everything is not for everybody to say. At this time, negative presumptions are not necessary. It's very dangerous to be judgmental.

951 days ago
119.

frenchie    

Celine Dion interview was supposed to be about her sharing her memories of Whitney Houston instead she bashed her. She bashed her on being a mother, she bashed her family she said nothing good about her. How do she know that her family didn’t help her which is untrue, how does she know Whitney was a bad mother. She had nothing nice to say about she didn’t speak about her memories at all. She was so out of control that Robin had to finally step in and stop her from speaking badly about her mother and family the way that she was. If you all did not see or hear the entire interview then SHUT UP. Celine Dion I really hope no skeletons come out of your closet especially you using DRUGS!!! Whitney has an 18 year old daughter and you are bashing her mother on her parenting skills on national TV you are a LOSER what type of person does that? You may have been on drugs this morning how you were ranting. If only I can really say how I feel about you!

951 days ago
120.

She's baaaack    

Thank you Dr Dion for clearing that up. You must be proud that not only are you the medical examiner but you are also clairvoyant.

951 days ago
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