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Ray J Didn’t Know Whitney Was on Drugs

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Dating, Drugs, Obituaries, Rumors,

Ray J and Whitney HoustonRay J had no idea Whitney Houston was taking cocaine.

The singer is furious after his on/off girlfriend's former sister-in-law Leolah Brown suggested he was to blame for the singer's death in February, as he was in San Diego when she passed away in her hotel room in Beverly Hills. Ray J's spokesperson insisted to website TMZ that the star had "no knowledge" Whitney - whose official cause of death was accidental drowning due to the effects of heart disease and cocaine use - had started taking drugs again.

Los Angeles County Coroner released the official cause of Whitney's death yesterday, and revealed as well as cocaine, traces of marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril and Benadryl were found in her system, although they did not contribute to her tragic passing.

A source connected to the investigation told TMZ.com, it is "very possible" Whitney had a heart attack that caused her to lose consciousness and drown. The heart attack may have been triggered by hardening of the arteries as a result of cocaine use. The coroner also noted that neither foul play nor trauma factored into her demise. A final report is expected to be ready for release within two weeks.


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Whitney Houston Died of Accidental Drowning and Cocaine Use

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Drugs, Obituaries,

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston died of accidental drowning due to the effects of heart disease and cocaine use.

The 48-year-old singer was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room in February and now the Los Angeles County Coroner has released her official cause of death. Cocaine was found in her system as were traces of marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril and Benadryl although they did not contribute to her tragic passing.

A source connected to the investigation told gossip website TMZ, it is "very possible" Whitney had a heart attack that caused her to lose consciousness and drown. The heart attack may have been triggered by hardening of the arteries as a result of cocaine use.

The coroner also noted that neither foul play nor trauma factored into her demise. A final report is expected to be ready for release within two weeks.

Whitney was found dead in the bathtub and several pills were found on the scene including Xanax, Ibuprofen, and Midol. However, investigators found no evidence of cocaine in the hotel room.


Ray J Accused of Having Whitney Houston Sex Tape

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Dating, Sex Tapes, Obituaries, Rumors,

Ray J and Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston's boyfriend Ray J reportedly made "a ton" of sex tapes with the late singer.

It is claimed the 31-year-old rapper - who famously starred in a sex tape with Kim Kardashian - has a whole raft of racy films and pictures made during his on-and-off relationship Whitney.

According to Star magazine, the Houstons have begged him not to release anything - but Ray strongly denies any such material exists.

"The Houstons have] been in contact with Ray and told him they do not want any photos or videos painting her in a bad light to come out. [They] explained to Ray that now is the time to honor Whitney, not drag her legacy down," a source said.

But Courtney Barnes, spokesman for Ray J blasted the accusations, telling the Daily Mail newspaper, "The despicable tabloid report claiming the existence of a sex tape between Ray J and Whitney Houston is not true. There is no sex tape. This story along with so many others have been released to sell magazines. There is no sex tape or explicit photos."


Ray J seeks Counseling Over Whitney’s Death

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Dating, Obituaries,

Ray J and Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston's boyfriend Ray J will seek counseling to help him cope with the singer's recent death. The record producer is heartbroken after Whitney, 48, died last month - after allegedly taking a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol - and his sister Brandy has urged him to seek professional help to manage his grief.

"'Ray J is obviously absolutely devastated by the loss of Whitney, who he says was the love of his life. Even though a month has passed since she died, Ray still can't believe that Whitney is gone. He has saved voicemail messages on his cell phone from her that he has been listening to. His sister Brandy has urged him to go to counseling to deal with this loss, and he has finally agreed. Brandy and her brother are extremely close, and she has been a rock for him in the weeks since Whitney died. However, Brandy is also dealing with a huge loss, as she worked with Whitney professionally, and loved her like an older sister. Brandy recognizes that she can only help her brother so much. Ray has promised Brandy he will see someone," a source said.

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Whitney Houston’s Death was Inevitable

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Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston's sister-in-law says it was inevitable the singer would die early.

The "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker, 48, was found dead in a bathtub in her Beverly Hilton Hotel suite last month and Patricia Houston admits she always thought Whitney would lose her battle with drink and drugs.

"I would be kidding myself to say otherwise," added Patricia, who is married to Whitney's brother Gary.

Before her tragic death, Whitney - who had a long history of drink and drug addiction - had been trying to turn her life around but Patricia wasn't convinced. "Things were changing, very much so... it wasn't about substance abuse or anything like that relative to the latter days or anything like that. t was just more of a lifestyle. I was afraid for other things. I saw her chasing a dream, you know, looking for love in all the wrong places," she told Oprah Winfrey.

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Whitney Houston’s Daughter Inherits Everything

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Bobbi Kristina attending her mother's funeralWhitney Houston has left everything in her will to her daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

The legendary singer - who was found lifeless in a bathtub in her Beverly Hilton Hotel suite on February 11 - has willed her entire estate, including all of her money, cars, furniture and other personal effects, to her 19-year-old daughter.

According to a 19-page court document obtained by Inside Edition, the will was first set up in 1993, but later amended in 2000 - when she was still married to Bobby Brown - and while the singer is mentioned in the will, he will receive nothing.

The money will be placed in a trust until Bobbi Kristina turns 21 in 2014, when she will receive a chunk of her inheritance. A further portion will then be obtained on her 25th birthday, with the final segment delivered when she hits the age of 30.

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Whitney Houston Had Relationship With Jermaine Jackson

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Hook-ups, Rumors,

Jermaine Jackson and Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston reportedly had a year-long affair with Jermaine Jackson.

The late-singer - who died at the age of 48 last month - became close to Michael Jackson's brother when he was brought into to work with her early in her career in the mid 1980s, and although he has previously claimed they had strong feelings for each other in an autobiography, it is now believed they were "lovers."

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Whitney Houston Had Pre-Nup With Bobby Brown

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Divorce, Legal Issues,

Bobby Brown and the late Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston and Bobby Brown had a prenuptial agreement drawn up before they got married.

The late singer - who passed away last month at the age of just 48 - signed the document on July 17, 1992, and as well as banning him from accessing her will, it stated the income both parties earned during their marriage would remain separate property.

"Houston shall have the right to dispose of her Separate Property by Last Will and Testament in such manner as she may, in her own uncontrolled discretion deem proper. All future earnings, income, and accumulations resulting from each of the party's respective personal activities, skills, efforts and work (including but not limited to each party's respective earnings, income and accumulations derived from recording contracts, movie contracts, other media contracts, concert tours, endorsements, personal appearances....shall remain separate," the agreement read, obtained by RadarOnline.com.

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Whitney Houston’s Son To Get Money

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Obituaries, Rumors,

Whitney Houston with her son Nick and daughter Bobbi KristinaWhitney Houston's secret "son" is set to get a share of her $31 million fortune.

The 48-year-old singer - who died two weeks ago - took Nick Gordon into her home in Atlanta, Georgia, when he was a youngster to save him from his troubled background and while she never officially adopted him, she thought of him as her own. Nick, 22 - who would call Whitney "Mom" - also became like a brother to the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker's 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.

And although Whitney - who battled drink and drug addiction - blew most of her fortune, she is believed to have left $31 million, and her family say Nick will get a share.

"Nick was family, she loved him as much as any mother could love a child. If he is not written into her will and everything goes to Bobbi then it will only be because it was written before she took Nick into her family. If that's the case, Bobbi will make sure Nick is taken care of because it's what her mom would have wanted and he's like a brother," a source told The Sun.

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Whitney Houston’s Funeral Planned For Saturday

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Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston's funeral will take place on Saturday.

The 48-year-old singer - who was found underwater and unconscious at the Beverly Hilton hotel last weekend - will be laid to rest at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey at midday local time.

Her body was flown into Teterboro airport yesterday and driven to the Whingham Funeral Home in a gold hearse. Carolyn Whingham, from the funeral home - which also dealt with the passing of Whitney's father - stated only those with invites would be able to attend the funeral.

"They have shared her for 30 some years with this city, with the state, with the world. This is their time now for their farewell. The family thanks all the fans, the friends, and the media, but this time is their private time," Whingham said.

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