Did Whitney Houston Kill Herself?

Categories: Whitney Houston

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Gene Simmons reportedly said so on CNBC, though I'm not sure how renowned an expert he is in forensics.

And while Simmons meant he thinks Whitney literally offed herself in the tub, that other noted death pundit, Bill O'Reilly, feels Whitney simply wanted to extinguish herself in the long run.

"Whitney Houston wanted to kill herself," he said on his show.

"Nobody takes drugs for that long if they want to stay on the planet.

"The hard truth is that some people will always want to destroy themselves and there's nothing society can do about it."

He's not totally off base.

There's some truth to the fact that people like Whitney have a self-destructive edge -- drugs and booze become a way of medicating themselves against the pain, sending them into a euthanized Neverland -- though there's way more to it than that.

Their addictions are illnesses and sometimes become stronger than they are, obscuring their will to live via sheer physical power.

Many a drug addict wants to continue and prosper -- they just can't!

And some of them only "take drugs for that long" because they can't help it.

But I've always said that addictions are one of the few illnesses you can cure, if there's enough of an attempt from the sufferer and things go right in the process.

It's complicated -- I'm just thinking out loud here -- but I'm guessing that this kind of tragedy results from a sad mixture of wanting to live and not wanting to live.


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199745
199745

What's peoples deal!? Our society exalts these humans to godlike status and they relish in the spot light, selling out the talent God gave to them for vainglory. God is not mocked, a man reaps what they sow. Whitney reaped from her rebellion to God, as other. Our nation has become a land of idol worshipers. Left and right the peoples idols are dieing. God shares His Glory with no man. The true stars are those who turn from sin to Jesus Christ. For the wages of sin is death, the free gift of God is eternally life through faith in Jesus!

Glong777
Glong777

WHITNEY HOUSTON KILLED HERSELF FROM DRUS AND LIQUOR MIXED TOGETHER.SHE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN HELP FROM HER FAMILY AND CHURCH THEN ENTER A REHAB CENER FOR  6 MONTHS

crazymom
crazymom

I tend to agree with that; if she had such a desire to "live", why was constantly drinking alcohol and numbing herself with drugs, prescription and otherwise?

Rick Shur- Rick X
Rick Shur- Rick X

The problem with drugs is that they can help you feel really wonderful as long as you use just the right amount. Unfortunately, just a tad OVER the right amount can send you into shock. Sometimes you use the "right" amount, but something external that you couldn't have anticipated (a negative event, a super positive event) can cause your adrenaline to flow, and that pumps up the drugs' usual effect into overdrive, causing all hell to break loose (literally). Then God decides whether to give you another chance or not. If He does, then you can live to see another day and write a pompous comment like this one on Michael's blog. RIP, dear, sweet girl. There but for the grace of God go I.

Km_lvr
Km_lvr

You damn right she and others take drugs to live and die!!! Have you ever experienced the lows of depression? Have you ever tasted the highs of mania? That is the darkness of bipolar illness.......so many people with bipolar illness are very creative, unique, and special to others....and there are so many famous people in history who were bipolar........many with bipolar knows how to control the deceptive thoughts, others get carrried away within the ego thrust.......there are two types of bipolar illness. Bipolar I can lose touch with reality within psychotic delusions.Bipolar II are those who experience great depression, with hypomania episodes. They do not lose touch with reality, but they do fanatasize about being special, great, or unique compared to others in society. Whitney fell within th bipolar II category. Most people who have drug, alcohol, or sexual deviant tendencies are bipolar II. If you have ever had a relative in your ancestral background commit suicide, then you may be bipolar, or your children could be bipolar. Any alcoholics in the family? Bipolar illness can run in alcoholic families. Drug abuse is another indication that bipolar illness masy exist in your family. Sexual promiscuious activities can point to bipolar II illness. If this is the case in your family tree, seek treatment and help. Counseling can help as well as mental health antidepressant meds and mood drugs can help manage bipolar illness. How do I know? Im bipolar II.................. 

Km_lvr
Km_lvr

Whitney was a beautiful person.......she was a great singer. a beautiful lady, and a gracious soul.....condemn not her vices...why? we all have skeletions in our closets! No one is innocent within this world of deceptions...............judge not those you perceive to be imperfect....you also shall reap your karmic debts.........................

Km_lvr
Km_lvr

Whitney was a beautiful person, singer and Light to this world.......her singing voice was that of angels.....her physical beauty was of innocent beauty, and her heart was made of gold.......truth shall its place within this tragedy...................find perfect peace within heaven's promise, Whitney.....................................

Yeayea
Yeayea

U a dumb az hoe az bitch azz ignorant mothafucka n u n those who plotted this will feel the wrath!!!

Lisa
Lisa

Whitney did say, "crack is wack".

Pumasthing_95
Pumasthing_95

Whenever Richard Cory went down town,We people on the pavement looked at him:He was a gentleman from sole to crown,Clean favored, and imperially slim.And he was always quietly arrayed,And he was always human when he talked;But still he fluttered pulses when he said,"Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked.And he was rich – yes, richer than a king –And admirably schooled in every grace:In fine, we thought that he was everythingTo make us wish that we were in his place.So on we worked, and waited for the light,And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,Went home and put a bullet through his headwritten by Edwin Arlington Robinson. It was first published in 1897.

Sharon
Sharon

What killed Whitney Houston....Whitney Houston. She had talent, money and power and she chose to throw it all away. To worship at the alter of celebrity and fly a flag at half-mast for a drug addict who died is a travesty to the honor of real heros who deserve our respect. Houston's death is very sad for her family but my guess is they enabled the behavior that led to her demise. Media.... let the endless speculation about her death end. Report the facts and get over the nauseating hollywood adoration.

latenitebump
latenitebump

america killed whitney houston just like disco. america eats its young.

Stu
Stu

Young??? She died at 48.

latenitebump
latenitebump

she started in the business as a child. she was singing background for chaka khan at age 15 and for a long time. 14 for michael zager band--let´s all chant. she was not an overnight sensation. clive davis can tell you that!it´s black history month.

La Grand Puta
La Grand Puta

That horse's behind on Fox had to let his conservative white audience know that they don't need feel sympathy if they don't want to. Yes she sang the national anthem like no one else in generations and rallied America during the first Gulf War, but it doesn't necessarily make her a good person....Anyone who has ever been around people with long term addiction- they're sober a while then not, then sober for a long time again, then not..... knows that eventually the thought process changes. Especially when alcohol is combined with pills. We'll never really know what happened or why. Whitney Houston took all the pain and sorrow with her and now she's free.  She's now truly immortal and she will always be remembered for that voice, that glorious voice. People will still be listening to that voice when the con-servatives at Fox News are long gone. Rest in peace honey.

Jerryanddonna316
Jerryanddonna316

Gene Simmons is right about Whitney Houston. Why do we glorify drug use? Drugs are a choice and she chose drugs which resulted in her death. It is a sad situation. Whitney was a talented & wonderful singer, but having her funeral aired nationally doesn't seem appropriate. To me it sensationalizes drug use.

Andre
Andre

comment was deleted because someone hijacked my name .I am not Andre

Andre
Andre

comment has been deleted because Andre is not my user name

billyjoe
billyjoe

I'd like to know where Christopher Walken and Robert Wagner were when Ms. Houston expired.

Lalalexm
Lalalexm

This article proved one thing.  Gene Simmons watches "The O"Reilly Factor".

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

"Tired  of living, but scared of dying," as the song sez.

Maybe another pill will help ...

Hijwhe
Hijwhe

People, wake up!  Whitney Houston was killed because she was having an affair with Obama.  It was staged to look like an OD or suicide.  She was moidered!  Moidered, I tells ya.

Km_lvr
Km_lvr

Girl wake up!!!! Whitney and Obama never had an affair.....Why the fuck would Whitney want to fuck a president who embraces muslim theories? Hell no, Whitney was too independent to follow a muslims doctrine that denies women any rights within the muslim faith......this woman would have never bowed down to a mans world! She was above that fuck up theory!!! Obama only dreams that he could have joined with a woman as strong as Whitney!!! Rock on, Whitney....................fuck Obama!!!

SCDAD
SCDAD

No...No....No.... He likes boys!

Janelle
Janelle

I feel for her daughter I've been there at the same age you can only do so much and when you are mothering your mother its a rollercoaster of anger,guilt and forgiving the addict and yourself for not being able to change the outcome.

Movielover
Movielover

I have read more than once that when people take sleeping pills or downers of some kind, they really do not remember if they took them or how many, causing them to take more.  Maybe that happened to W.  She just wanted to be very high, but didn't mean to kill herself.

Melinda9
Melinda9

 I agree - that's how the 'accidents' usually happen. Once you're high, you're not really compos mentis enough to remember how many pills you took or why you shouldn't mix xanax with valium.

Suzinne
Suzinne

Don't call her W.  That's meant for George Bush.

Chrisjohnsonnyc
Chrisjohnsonnyc

I totally agree. I've been down that road but I'm one of the lucky ones. Ive been clean and sober for 7 years. To be clean, everything about your environment has to change. I feel too many people probably were afraid to say "No" to Whitney, for fear of not being in her circle. They were just along for the ride. She was such a gift.

HEROIN IS COOL
HEROIN IS COOL

What you need is a good snort.

Goi ahead, one snort wont hurt ya.

Jack Waters
Jack Waters

Foremost in my thinking is that the deadly factor was the struggle to constantly appear heteronormative, especially in the high profile sphere of celebrity and traditional christian values in which people like Whitney and Michael Jackson were raised and came of age. In that respect I would say homophobia killed Whitney - if one believes the indication - albeit undisclosed and undocumented - that she was a lifelong closeted lesbian.   

anonTWO
anonTWO

So, there are NO openly gay drug addicts?Ok.Gotcha.

Tinabenez
Tinabenez

Yes, this is true. My friend worked for Clive Davis back in the day and told me Clive arranged her marriage to quite the rumours of Whitney being gay which she was. My best friend went to beauty school w her brother who is gay as well and was very upset w his sisters decision to remain in the closet in order to sell records. So sad most churches are so homophobic and reinforce low self esteem and internalized homophobia. Perhaps if Whitney had been supported for who she really was this sad ending may have been avoided.

Suzinne
Suzinne

Interesting angle re lesbianism.  Certainly could be a factor considering in Black religious communities totally frown upon homosexuality in any form.

But how about this.  People who've had it all and lost it have a huge burden to hawl.   There's no debate Whitney lost the most significant gift she ever had - her voice.

Adeva
Adeva

Stop slagging off on "Black religious communities". Far worse are the Mormons and the Roman Catholic Church, which pushed and bankrolled Prop 8 and which are fighting tooth and nail to prevent marriage equality, civil protections for gay people, etc. White evangelicals, especially associated with the Republican Party, have installed some of the most virulently homophobic legislators in office all over the country!

TAKE SOME DAMNED RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHITE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES' HATEFULNESS FOR A CHANGE!

Guest
Guest

I remember that her relationship with Robyn seemed to be an open secret among the people from her record label in the UK when she visited in the 80s. Peter Tatchell made the same argument about the role of homophobia on twitter, which was rather brave of him - it provoked a lot of hostile responses. I can think of other people who have struggled similarly, including one of my favorite singers Billy Mackenzie. 

Joyette
Joyette

I'd compare Whitney to heath ledger. They were in a lot of pain. They took a lot of pills and other stuff. Their deaths were inevitable. Was it intentional? Well, sort of. it's basically slow-suicide.

HEROIN IS COOL
HEROIN IS COOL

oooh, play me some violin music.

its sooo terrible to be a rich and famous celebrity now days.

be glad your poor!

Movielover
Movielover

Beauty of the mind and richnessof the spirit and tenderness of the heart. I have all of those things.  When Ihave all of these treasures locked in my heart, I think of myself as very, veryrich.

Ovov
Ovov

It IS complicated and we'll never know the insides of her mind but O'Reilly is just being typically sensationalistic in labeling this a "killing herself" kind of story. He compared her to elvis, Joplin, etc. Hasn't he ever heard of accidental death?

Suzinne
Suzinne

Yeah, why bring O'Reilly into the discussion?  Like he has any insight into the mind of Whitney Houston?

Sortiesega
Sortiesega

the man is a pompous ass. he'll rant and rave about anything to get attention he so richly does not deserve.

Lalalexm
Lalalexm

If she drowned because of taking too many drugs with alcohol for example it is not "accidental death."

Lalalexm
Lalalexm

So you don't think that anyone besides yourself is entitled to their opinion?O"Reilly said that the statement he made was indeed his "own opinion".

HEROIN IS COOL
HEROIN IS COOL

dats right----every teenager should use heroin, if they want to be cool like millionaire rock stars

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