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Celine Dion

Drugs Killed Whitney Houston

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

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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You people are ridiculous (some of you). What Celine said was TRUE. Even IF drugs weren't directly the cause of her death, they were indirectly the cause of her death. Whitney had an amazing career, amazing talents, and she lost it ALL when she became a drug addict. Her "comeback" failed because she'd perform on stage sounding terrible and looking stoned and sweaty. She was clearly still abusing drugs in recent years. Lets not also forget that ALCOHOL is a DRUG. And if someone was on Xanax AND alcohol, that is a huge huge no no. It is clear her addiction indirectly or directly caused her death. She passed out in her tub from taking too much of something or a mixture of multiple things, and she died. What is to blame, the tub? No.

983 days ago

Go Figure    

Celine, heartless byacth !!

983 days ago

KAREN Christopher    

laughable - everyone says remember she has a daughter - who happens to be 18 bot 6 people. She has family who are there for her and will do what they can to protect her and guide her. She is not alone in the world. I have no doubt she is devastated at the loss of her Mom but she will mourn in private (as much as possible) and I strongly doubt she'll be reading these comments or any other blogs

983 days ago


I feel you, Celine. I strongly believe her entourage got rid of those drugs before any help arrived. Even if it was drugs the public will never know the truth. The family will keep a lid on it.

983 days ago


Actually, I don't believe Whitney gave up the pipe.

983 days ago


She has no business making these comments. Send your condolences and keep it moving, Celine. You don't know the whole damn story.

983 days ago


I wonder if the Jackson Estate will sue Whitney's doctors for wrongful death. You know they haven't been getting enough media attention. They could give it the old college try. Who Knows it's worth a shot to get them back in the limelight for a couple more years :)

983 days ago


celine shoulod shut the **** up if she doesnt no the actual cause of death you shouldnt speak about things you dont have confirmation on at the end of the day she is someones mother, daughter, aunt, cousin, neice, etc you wouldnt want to be disrespected of you could not defend the allegation made againswt you

983 days ago


It was the combination of prescription drugs and alcohol that killed Whitney. We all really know that. So sad that such a beautiful woman with extraordinary talent, couldn't stay sober. Now she is at peace and doesn't have to worry anymore. R.I.P.

983 days ago


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.

983 days ago


Nobody knows why Whitney Houston died but God.For all the Celine Dion's of the world and you know who you are,what happened to Elvis Presley,Marilyn Monroe,Anna Nicole Smith and the rest of those who used drugs? When you begin to judge Whitney. ,think about those you immortalize and see if you have room to judge!!!

983 days ago


So?? TMZ is acting pissy about what Celine said? Seriously? Everything tmz has posted insinuates the same thing!! Every thing tmz has posted comes directly from the toadies they pay for info, people who'd sell their mother out if the price was right! What a joke to criticize Celine. Classy, as usual, tmz slackers.

983 days ago


The majority of people that put down Céline, you are just a bunch of hypocrites. You did not give a damn about Whitney Houston three or four days ago, but now that she is dead she is more Holy that Jesus himself. She did not say that it is drugged that killed her right at the moment that she died. What she said is that it took over Whitney's life and robbed her of a better life. You all curse Céline because she called a spade a spade. I always loved Whitney Houston, but I have no sympathy for the path SHE decided to take. I will remember that great voice from the 80s and early 90s, but I will also remember that she was dumb and that she ruined her life. Celine proved she is a lot smarter than a lot of them and she said what I've been saying about the music industry for years.

983 days ago


Once again, Taken out of context. I, seriously, don't think that Celine is blaming drugs on Whitney's death. She's just using it as an example. Celine does have a history of putting her foot in her mouth when talking to the media. Just look at her moment on Larry King.

982 days ago


I'm really sick of Celine Dion's eternal verbal diarrhea...

982 days ago
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