Whitney Houston’s Sister-In-Law: ‘Writing Was On The Wall’ For Premature Death

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By Radar Staff

Whitney Houston‘s sister-in-law Patricia Houston tells Oprah Winfrey the “handwriting was kind of on the wall” that the embattled singer would ultimately lose her battle with drugs and suffer a premature death.

“I would be kidding myself to say otherwise,” said Patricia, who’s married to Whitney’s brother Gary.

Patricia said in Whitney’s last days, the How Will I Know singer was making an effort to turn her life around and seemed to have her bad habits in check. 

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“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,” she told Oprah. “It 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,” Patricia said, possibly referring to Whitney’s on-again, off-again fling with Kim Kardashian porn stud Ray J.

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The talk show icon sat down with Patricia, who was Whitney’s manager, as part of her special Oprah’s Next Chapter, in which she also chats with Whitney’s 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina. In the chat, the teen will say how she wants her late mother to be remembered.

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Watch the video on RadarOnline.com

Houston was found dead at 48 February 11 at the Beverly Hills Hilton; autopsy results are pending.

Oprah’s Next Chapter airs at 9/8c this Sunday on OWN.

 

 

 

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