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Mel Gibson

Invited to Whitney's Funeral ...

He Tried to Save Her

2/17/2012 11:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Mel Gibson
was invited to Whitney Houston's funeral ... and the family extended the invite because Mel tried to help the singer during a very dark period in her life ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... several years ago, when Whitney was about as bad off with drugs and alcohol as she ever was, Mel quietly intervened and spent a lot of time with her, trying to help her break the addiction cycle.

We're told Whitney's family is "extremely appreciative" and wanted Mel at tomorrow's funeral, but because of family plans he can't attend.

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Inventour    

good for mel

941 days ago
2.

Leliah    

Sissy you better get Mel. Mel may call her a nukkakaka then what

941 days ago
3.

John    

If Mel can't attend, maybe Harvey Levin can get the invite instead?

941 days ago
4.

Meanie    

Team Mel :)

941 days ago
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Ajalyn    

This is starting to turn into a circus. Accept your invitation and either go or don't go. This announcement every 5 minutes about who may or may not be attending is starting to get old. We all love Whitney but this is overkill.

941 days ago
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Mayu    

Hollywood is so unforgiving of Mel because of what he said in a drunken tirade. Yet the go to bat for 2 child molesters (Victor Salva and Roman Polanski). Yet look at all the good Mel has tried to do. He tried to save Whitney, he took Britney Spears under his wing during her time of temporary insanity, he's apologized to the Jewish community... Team Mel forever for me.

941 days ago
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shaheem    

Westboro baptist church claims they'll be there. plus they remixed her ''i will always love you'' song to ''god hates you''. Thank God i am ATHEIST!!!

941 days ago
8.

JiLL1    

GO MEL !! That's a friend, not the pack of enablers that called themselves friends

941 days ago
9.

cindy    

Come on Mel, Go...out of respect.

941 days ago
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Vernon P. Alarcon    

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yes, it's obvious. Mel has the key to sobriety and good decision making.
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he saved Britney's life too and he is the king of relationships.
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Who's shorter?
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[_] Harvey Levin
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[_] Ray J

941 days ago
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Sue    

Please! He cannot even help himself yet he tries to be everyone's saviour....I don't think so!
What I recall is someone who has a horrible temper and drinking problem.

941 days ago
12.

jabby    

I'm sure there's a lot of people not attending. Who the heck wants to fly to Newark.

941 days ago
13.

Fan    

Four important highlights of Whitney's career:


1. In "The Bodyguard" Kevin Costner shoots a gun with his eyes closed. Duh.


2. "Crack is Wack"


3. Bobby Brown claimed to use his finger for something REALLY AWFUL for Whitney.


4. Many people commit Hara Kiri if forced to listen to "I Will Always Love You".

941 days ago
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Lucille    

I read when Britney Spears was going through the worst of her troubles Mel did the same thing and spent a lot of time with Britney and being someone she could talk to. I didn't know he did the same thing for Whitney for a time. Well that's very nice to know and it shows that Mel has a heart.

941 days ago
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aemish    

I <3 Mel.

941 days ago
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