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Whitney Houston

Coroner Gets Calls, Emails

Demanding Murder Investigation

3/6/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Whitney Houston being removed from the Beverly Hills Hilton HotelThe L.A. County Coroner's Office has received phone calls and emails from people claiming to be relatives of Whitney Houston.

Sources tell TMZ ... the calls and emails were made by several different people, some claiming to be relatives of Whitney and some relatives of Bobby Brown. The calls and emails have a common theme -- the belief Whitney may have been murdered. At least one person claimed to have information supporting the murder theory.

At least one caller offered a theory about a relative who might have done Whitney in, but offered no supporting proof.

The Coroner's Office has not verified the callers were indeed relatives.

The Coroner has already said there was no sign of foul play or trauma, but the official cause of death won't be determined until toxicology results are in.

An official from the Coroner's Office says the investigation is ongoing and would not comment further.



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Peta Vale    

For fnck sake.She fncking died from her own stupidity.Do all americans try to find a conspiracy in death??Rest in Peace Whitney (Hopefully)

939 days ago


Looks like an overturned ashtray on the right in the picture. Must have been pushed off when they were taking her body out of the tub. :( So sad. I still can't believe she's gone.

938 days ago


she had a beautiful voice and she should not have died that is a sad tragedy if u dont think that send me a email i wanna see wat u gonna say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

937 days ago


Who is Raffles van Excel and why is he reporting he is the one who found Whitney (in forbes magazine)? He was the one who found her and then at the party downstairs later on that night and he also hung with Michael Jackson? Article Below:
Whitney Houston's Mystery Friend Was Also Michael Jackson's Pal
Here’s the one person in the Whitney Houston story whose name you have not heard, and who has remained a mystery: a Dutch man from Amsterdam who goes by the name of Raffles van Exel. He is also known – in court records—as Raffles Dawson and Raffles Benson. He was on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in one of Houston’s suites when she died. He appeared downstairs in the lobby shortly thereafter, wearing aviator sunglasses, sobbing.

As usual, he had an entourage in tow, including Quinton Aaron, the actor who played the football player in “The Blind Side.” Raffles, in one of his many PR Newswire releases, recently announced that he’s producing movies with Aaron. It’s just one of many ventures he announces regularly. For someone who has no obvious means of support, he is a regular on PR Newswire and You Tube. On the latter, you can find him interviewing friends of Michael Jackson. It is assumed that he sells stories to tabloids. He regularly includes names of tabloid reporters like Kevin Frazier of “The Insider” on his Tweets.

Despite the shock of Whitney’s death, Raffles still made it downstairs to Clive Davis’s party. He was dressed in formal wear, had Whitney’s tickets in his hand, and intended to sit at her table. Just inside the ballroom he was comforted by celebrities to whom he related his story—“I found Whitney.” Gayle King hugged him. Quincy Jones listened patiently to his story. A security guard told me later, “Well, he was up there.” He was also hanging around with Houston all week prior to her death. On Tuesday when she emerged from a nightclub, looking disheveled, Raffles appears in a photograph on TMZ like a deer in headlights. He is standing right behind her in a powder blue suit. On Twitter, he wrote: “STOP reading the stupid blogs.. Whitney had a great time, she looked amazing. Nothing was wrong, it was just DAMN hot in that club.”

But who is Raffles van Exel? He’s one of Hollywood’s mysteries. I first met him in 2005 hanging around the Jackson family during Michael Jackson’s child molestation trial. After Michael went abroad, Raffles was often seen with Michael’s father, Joseph Jackson. He trades on being an “insider” when there’s a scandal. No one really knows him, but he’s always where there’s action and celebrities. On the internet he claims to own a number of companies including Raffles Entertainment. He’s also been sued a couple of times, once by a partner in something called Max Records, Inc., and once by a private aviation company in Los Angeles. I spoke to the plane company and they said they can’t comment because the situation is ongoing. On Twitter he claims to be managing “my girl,” Chaka Khan. There are plenty of pictures of Raffles on the internet with celebrities. You can see him with everyone from Magic Johnson to Sandra Bullock. If ever there was a real life Zelig, he is it.

It’s not a surprise that Raffles has turned up in Whitney Houston’s story. Last October, he and Whitney and others traveled to North Carolina with Whitney’s sister in law Patricia Houston for something called a Teen Summit. It was billed as part of The Patricia Houston Foundation, an organization for which there is no official 501 c3 registration. Pat Houston, married to Whitney’s brother Gary, has been Whitney’s manager for years. (Whitney’s own foundation for children ceased functioning years ago.) She also owns a consignment shop in North Carolina, and a candle company called Marion P. Candles, with Whitney.

Look for Raffles at Whitney’s funeral tomorrow. In the old days he used to wear a yellow jacket full of black question marks—like The Riddler. On Saturday night, as he pulled in various guests to Clive Davis’s party past the velvet ropes, he was wearing a Michael Jackson-like tuxedo. He lives in West Hollywood now, but his official domicile—and where he’s been sued—is Chicago. He has not responded to countless emails and phone messages. link"

937 days ago


No one knows yet what happened to Withney until the toxilogy report is out and I would recommend a proper investigation by the FBI as she was a highly respected and famouse and a very populair person.At the end She show us the good and the odd an what either could do to you.
It is not fair to blame anyone at this stage.So please do not point your finger on any any one.
Because that could hurt a person a lot if innocent. Secondly it would not make Withney to rest in peace as people start to blame innocent others.I beleif the FBI is capable to solve this problem if realy requested by the family.But it could take quite a long time to come with a final conclusion.
I don,t live in the US but I am a fan as well! And it is taking me time to get over the loss. So I can immagine how it feels for a person who was close to Withney, Mother, dauther, brothers, sisters, ants, uncles, Ex-husban, close freinds,etc. especially when being incorrectly accused.So I think we should now leave this to the Family end hope they will take the right decission.And let us all calm down and just wait. But to mine opinion ones again the cause of death has to be examined resulting in proper sullutions.
Thank you.

936 days ago


Well I think the L.A. County Coroner's Office is hiding something or covering up some stuff. The first statement he made the day after her death he said they found water in her lungs but not enough to drown her. Then he said there was prescription drugs in her hotel room but no more than you or I would have in our medicine cabinet. And it's hard to believe that Whitney who had spoke to her mother by phone and her mother had said she sounded fine to her and was excited about going to the pre grammy party, told her mother she wished she was out in Cali with her 25mins before her body was found.

921 days ago
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