Bebe Winans - Bebe Winans Stunned By Whitney Houston's Death

Gospel star Bebe Winans was stunned to learn of his friend Whitney Houston's death as he was convinced she was "making it through the storm" of her past drug problems.
The I Will Always Love You star, who had a history of substance abuse, was found unconscious and underwater in a bathtub in her Los Angeles hotel room last Saturday (11Feb12).
An autopsy performed on Sunday (12Feb12) proved inconclusive and the cause of death has been deferred pending the results of toxicology tests, although reports suggest alcohol and prescription pills could have played a part in the tragedy.
A week on, Winans is still struggling to come to terms with the singing superstar's sudden death, because Houston was feeling so positive about life.
He tells Cnn talk show host Piers Morgan, "I think the shock is great because we walked through, I think a darker valley five, 10 years ago. And so, at this point in time... it was, 'Oh, we're making it through the storm', you know?...
"I lost my brother at the age of 48... Whitney was there at the funeral and everything else. And one of the therapists told me... 'It's just hard for us to wrap our minds and accept lower numbers.'
"We can accept when loved ones die at 75 and 80. But when it's 48, when it's 13, it's just hard to wrap our minds around it because we believe that we're going to grow old together, and we believe with this beautiful lady (Houston) that we would grow old together.
"The reality is now, I have to let go, you know? That reality, she'll live in our hearts... and the fond memories get us through this difficult time. But I have to let go of what we thought we would do."
Winans also reveals that Houston found it hard to accept her stardom, adding: "She tried to run away from it. It's wild to one day wake up and the whole world is chasing you.
"She had just played me I Will Always Love You in the hotel room and I said, 'Whitney, that's going to be incredible, it's going to be huge'. She looked at me and said, 'Oh, I knew it'. I said, 'Why are you sighing? Why are you acting like that?' She said, 'BeBe, because the same people who are applauding me with this, are going to be the same people who are going to throw darts at me'."


Contactmusic

Tags: Bebe Winans - Whitney Houston - CNN

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMA Date, Jesse Helt, Is Wanted By Police

Miley Cyrus' date to Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards is a wanted man...

Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMA Date, Jesse Helt, Is Wanted By Police

Sarah Silverman Hopes To Return To 'Masters Of Sex' Next Season

Sarah Silverman will return to Masters of Sex next season, or so she hopes....

Sarah Silverman Hopes To Return To 'Masters Of Sex' Next Season

Marianas Trench - Pop 101 Video

July saw the release of Marianas Trench's latest single, 'Pop 101'. They have now released a lyric video Universal Music Group....

Marianas Trench - Pop 101 Video

Sofia Vergara Responds To Emmy Awards Pedestal "Sexist" Criticism

Nothing ever seems to get Sofia Vergara down, and really why would it? She...

Sofia Vergara Responds To Emmy Awards Pedestal

Did Nicki Minaj Stage Her VMA Performance Wardrobe Malfunction?

Reports are suggesting Nicki Minaj ensured her dress was unzipped at the...

Did Nicki Minaj Stage Her VMA Performance Wardrobe Malfunction?

Kill The Messenger - Trailer

Kill the Messenger follows the real life story of Journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), as he stumbles upon the story of a...

Kill The Messenger Trailer

'Full House' Set To Return To Our Screens After 20 Years Off Air?

Full House, the hit ABC sitcom which ran from 1987 to 1995, may return to our...

'Full House' Set To Return To Our Screens After 20 Years Off Air?

Justin Bieber References Princess Diana Whilst Bemoaning Paparazzi On Twitter

Justin Bieber was involved in a minor car accident on Tuesday (26th August) when...

Justin Bieber References Princess Diana Whilst Bemoaning Paparazzi On Twitter

Oprah Winfrey Reportedly Set To Play Richard Pryor's Abusive Grandmother In Upcoming Biopic

Oprah Winfrey has confirmed her involvement in an upcoming biopic of the...

Oprah Winfrey Reportedly Set To Play Richard Pryor's Abusive Grandmother In Upcoming Biopic
Advertisement

Comments

Bebe Winans Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Bebe Winans

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All