Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law has revealed she always feared drugs would end the singer’s life.
Patricia Houston, who was Whitney's manager, said she would be 'kidding herself' to say that she hadn't worried about the tragic singer's lifestyle over the years.
Speaking for the first time to trusted U.S talkshow host Oprah, Patricia, who is married to Whitney's brother, was asked if she thought drugs would end up 'taking' Whitney Houston. The 'handwriting was kind of on the wall,' she replied.
The pop star was changing how she lived, Patricia said, and 'it wasn’t about substance abuse or anything like that relative to the ... latter days or anything like that.'
'It was just more of a lifestyle. I was afraid for other things,' she added, 'I saw her chasing a dream, you know, looking for love in all the wrong places.'
Whitney was found unresponsive in a Los Angeles hotel room on February 11. The exact cause of death is yet to be confirmed, as toxicology results are still pending.
'If things hadn't changed. But things had, were, changing,' Patricia responded. 'Things were really changing with her. Very much so. ... I was afraid for other things.'
Bobbi Kristina, Whitney Houston’s daughter with singer Bobby Brown, also was interviewed for the episode of 'Oprah’s Next Chapter' airing 9 p.m. EST Sunday on Winfrey’s OWN channel.
The 19-year-old discusses how she wants her mother to be remembered, OWN said Thursday.
Houston, 48, was found underwater in a Beverly Hills hotel room bathtub on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Investigators found several bottles of prescription medication in the room, and tests were being conducted to determine the cause of her Feb. 11 death.
The pop star, whose hits included 'I Will Always Love You,' had a history of substance abuse.