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Cissy Houston Opens Up About Whitney’s Death, 'I Don't Blame Myself'


Mar. 30 2012, Published 9:17 a.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Reporter

Following almost two months of silent mourning, Cissy Houston is finally speaking out about the death of her beloved daughter.

Whitney Houston’s 78-year-old mother will break her silence about the diva’s demise on February 11 in a TV interview with New Jersey TV station My9 on the Monday night news at 10 pm, reported Us Weekly.

The elderly gospel singer held the intimate talk with the local news station at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, where her 48-year-old daughter was laid to rest after she passed away in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11.

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“I have my moments," admitted Cissy, when talking about her long road to emotional recovery. "I'm not there yet.  I don't think I'm any more courageous than anyone else. I am a true believer in God, if I could bring her back I would, but that's not possible."

As previously reported, the grandmother is currently suffering more family trauma since Bobbi Kristina, 19, told her she plans to marry Nick Gordon, a longtime friend who's known as her 'adopted' brother, and Cissy vehemently disapproves of the engagement, revealed Star magazine.

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Despite Whitney’s extensive battle with drugs, Cissy said she can’t hold herself responsible for the addictions of her daughter. "I know I did the best I could. I don’t blame myself. I know I did the best I could for everything.

“My children are my whole life. She was very special to me... she was my only daughter, and a good one.  Looked out for her family."

"I'm very proud of my daughter," said Cissy, who famously appeared in her daughter's Greatest Love of All video.  "She accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here . . .she was a very wonderful person."



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