Whitney Houston Death
Whitney passed away on February 11, 2012 at the age of 48 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States. Whitney's cause of death was accidental drowning (caused by heart disease and cocaine use).
When did Whitney Houston die?February 11, 2012
How did Whitney Houston die? What was the cause of death?Accidental drowning (caused by heart disease and cocaine use)
How old was Whitney Houston when died?48
Where did Whitney Houston die? What was the location of death?Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Whitney Houston Birthday and Date of Death
Whitney Houston was born on August 9, 1963 and died on February 11, 2012. Whitney was 48 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: August 9, 1963
Date of Death: February 11, 2012
Age at Death: 48
Is Whitney Houston's father, John Houston, dead or alive?
John Houston's information is not available now.
Is Whitney Houston's mother, Emily "Cissy" Houston, dead or alive?
Emily "Cissy" Houston's information is not available now.
Whitney Houston's sister :
- Alana Houston
Whitney Houston's brothers :Whitney has 3 brothers:
- Michael Houston
- John Russell Houston III
Whitney Houston's brother, Gary Houston, is still alive and kicking.
Whitney Houston - Biography
Whitney Houston was an American singer and actress whose first four albums, released between 1985 and 1992, amassed global sales in excess of 86 million copies.
Houston reportedly appeared "disheveled" and "erratic" in the days immediately prior to her death. On Thursday, February 9, 2012, Houston visited singers Brandy and Monica, together with Clive Davis, at their rehearsals for Davis' pre-Grammy Awards party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. That same day, she made her last public performance when she joined Kelly Price on stage in Hollywood, California and sang "Jesus Loves Me".
Two days later, on February 11, Houston was found unconscious in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m., found the singer unresponsive, and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. PST. The cause of death was not immediately known; local police said there were "no obvious signs of criminal intent". On March 22, 2012, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office reported that Houston's death was caused by drowning and the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use". The office stated the amount of cocaine found in Houston's body indicated that she used the substance shortly before her death. Toxicology results revealed additional drugs in her system: diphenhydramine (Benadryl), alprazolam (Xanax), cannabis and cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril). The manner of death was listed as an "accident".
An invitation-only memorial service was held for Houston on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. The service was scheduled for two hours, but lasted four. Among those who performed at the funeral were Stevie Wonder (rewritten version of "Ribbon in the Sky", and "Love's in Need of Love Today"), CeCe Winans ("Don't Cry", and "Jesus Loves Me"), Alicia Keys ("Send Me an Angel"), Kim Burrell (rewritten version of "A Change Is Gonna Come"), and R. Kelly ("I Look to You"). The performances were interspersed with hymns by the church choir and remarks by Clive Davis, Houston's record producer; Kevin Costner; Rickey Minor, her music director; her cousin, Dionne Warwick; and Ray Watson, her security guard for the past 11 years. Aretha Franklin was listed on the program and was expected to sing, but was unable to attend the service. Bobby Brown, Houston's ex-husband, was also invited to the funeral but he left shortly after the service began. Houston was buried on February 19, 2012, in Fairview Cemetery, in Westfield, New Jersey, next to her father, John Russell Houston, who died in 2003. In June 2012, the McDonald's Gospelfest in Newark became a tribute to Houston.