Whitney Houston was found dead on February 11, 2012. It was Grammys weekend and everyone had been excited to attend the event but little did they know that they would hear a heartbreaking news that was going to shake the music industry. As reported by Daily Mail, among the several parties that were being organized before the grand event, Whitney had been invited to Clive Davis' party.
According to the documentary, 'Whitney" directed by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald, the singer was looking forward to the event and the party and had told her close friends that it was a big night for her. Whitney had many things to be excited about, right from new music to acting roles, she had every reason to be happy. Whitney's publicist Lynne Volkman recalled the incident as it took place on the day of her death. "I was about to get in the shower when I got a call to come to the fourth floor immediately. On my way there I was thinking what was the worst-case scenario? I rushed out of the elevator and said to security, “How is she?” And they replied, “She’s dead.”’
At around 4 pm her body was found floating face down in a bath full of water. At that time, the cause of death was given as drowning and the ‘effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use’. The singer was just 48 years old. However, there were many unanswered questions regarding her death. To begin with, one of the biggest questions was who had given her the drugs and this was followed by why the singer took them when she believed she had a lot to look forward to.
While there are several people who were interviewed for the documentary, the one with Whitney's assistant, Mary Jones has people question if her death was in fact planned. Mary told the director that the floor of the bathroom where Whitney was found was completely wet. "Somebody was in the room with her, had given her these drugs, and had found her drowned in the bath, switched off the taps and left the room," she said but she could not identify this person.
The documentary also opens the door to several other secrets from the singer's life. The documentary stated that that the singer was abused as a kid which had a lasting impact on her as a child. In the film, it has been alleged that singer Dee Dee Warwick had sexually abused Whitney and her brother Gary. Mary recalled the singer narrating the incident to her which she alleges took place when Whitney was between seven and nine years. “She looked at me and said, ‘Mary, I was molested at a young age. But it wasn’t by a man — it was a woman," she said.
"She had tears in her eyes. She says, ‘Mommy don’t know the things we went through’. I said, ‘Well, maybe you need to tell her’. She said, ‘No, my mother would hurt somebody if I told her who it was," she continued. “She had tears rolling down her face, and I just hugged her.” She even revealed the offender was Dee Dee. This was later confirmed by Whitney's brother, Gary.