New claims have suggested Whitney Houston was seen “drinking considerably” for at least two mornings in the week before her death on Saturday.
It is claimed that Whitney Houston, who was just 48 when she died, was seen ordering drinks at the bar at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before 10:00 a.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
A source revealed to CNN that guests in Beverly Hilton hotel had heard Whitney Houston complaining to the bartender about her drinks being “watered down” or containing “too much ice”.
The source added that some of the guests later complained about Whitney Houston’s “erratic” behavior, saying that her disheveled appearance and odd clothing choice led to her appearing intoxicated.
New claims have suggested Whitney Houston was seen “drinking considerably” for at least two mornings in the week before her death on Saturday
However, Whitney Houston’s close friend Kelly Price, with whom the singer was seen partying just two days before her death, insisted she noticed no erratic behavior when the pair spent time together at the Tru Hollywood nightclub on Thursday night.
Kelly Price said in an interview on ITV’s Daybreak this morning: “I don’t know anything about her not being in a great frame of mind. I’ve said so many times that she came and she was happy and she beat me to my own party.
“She was happy to pose for the press, she was waiting on me when I got there and we had a great time that night.
“She was so happy and so full of life and she brought so much joy into the building that night – she brought an energy into the entire event that I’m so glad we were all able to experience that.”
Kelly Price added that she was so shocked when she was first told of Whitney Houston’s passing that she had hoped it was a hoax.
Kelly Price said: “I was shocked, very hurt, I’m still very hurt. In my heart and in my mind I was hoping it was a crazy internet hoax. As much as I hate them, I would have given anything for it to be a hoax that time.
“I haven’t fully been able to accept it. I need to find a way to have some closure for myself.
“I think going through the process of the Grammy Awards, I had to push my way through it. But in the last 24 hours it has really hit me.”
Meanwhile, plans to broadcast Whitney Houston’s funeral live on television and online have been revealed.
After it was confirmed the funeral will take place on Saturday at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ, Whitney Houston’s publicist Kristen Foster announced The AP are allowed to film the service and stream it on their website, with some other broadcasters also taking the footage via a satellite.
No illegal drugs have been found in the Beverly Hilton hotel room where Whitney Houston died Saturday afternoon, at least not yet, but prescription drugs were present.
According to TMZ website, it’s possible the singer drowned in the bathtub.
Sources told TMZ that when EMTs arrived Whitney Houston’s body was already removed from the bathtub so it will take an autopsy to determine if she OD’d, drowned or died from some other cause.
According to TMZ website, it's possible Whitney Houston drowned in the bathtub in the Beverly Hilton hotel room
Informed sources told the celebrities website that Beverly Hills cops, who were still searching the room at this time, found various pill bottles. There was no evidence that Whitney Houston was drinking alcohol in the room.
Whitney Houston’s body was just removed from the room on a gurney. It will go to the morgue for an autopsy to determine cause of death.
A disturbing picture found on a mobile phone showing an embalmer laughing as he holds aloft a severed head was today at the centre of a police investigation in UK.
The image, which features a man named as David Amor smirking at the camera, was on a phone found in a ditch in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, by two young children over the weekend.
It is one of three images on the phone that show the decapitated body, believed to have been hit by a train.
The sickening shot is understood to have been taken as 26-year-old David Amor worked in a mortuary to preserve the body of the dead man until his funeral could take place.
Police yesterday launched an investigation into the shocking images.
Chief Inspector Olly Wright from Aylesbury Vale police, said: “The incident is being treated seriously and while we carry out our initial investigation we feel it would be inappropriate to speculate as to the circumstances in which this photo was taken.”
Officers were in the process of seizing the mobile phone so that they could examine the pictures further.
A spokesman added: “We are looking into this to establish whether any offence has taken place.”
The phone was found by a brother and sister, aged 12 and 10, who gave it to their father.
The father, in an attempt to identify the owner, removed the SIM card and put it in his own computer.
He said: “It’s like when you find a wallet, you look inside to see if there’s anything to say who it belongs to.
“However, after finding that, I don’t want to get in touch with this guy. It’s a total lack of respect for the dead.
“That was probably someone’s father, someone’s son and someone’s brother, it’s unbelievable to think they could do that to someone.”
The sickening shot is understood to have been taken as 26-year-old David Amor worked in a mortuary to preserve the body of the dead man until his funeral could take place
The father-of-two, who asked not to be named, described how his children screamed and ran out of the room when the images appeared on his computer.
Also on the phone were lists of David Amor’s appointments and an electronic business card for his embalming business.
David Amor advertises his services at £50 ($80) for “straight cases”, and £60 ($930 for “PM” cases.
Embalming is the process by which bodies are preserved so they can be displayed at the funeral.
“At first I wasn’t sure if it was real, until I started clicking through the rest of them,” said the father.
“It’s really upset my daughter, she doesn’t want to talk about it or go near the phone, she’s really traumatized.”
David Amor states on a social networking site that his place of work is Amor Embalming.
He is understood to live with a cross-dresser, David Hill, in Aylesbury.
When questioned at his home, david Hill refused to comment about the pictures.
Wearing what looked like a blond wig and accompanied by another person who also looked like a man dressed as a woman, he shouted: “We don’t want to make a comment. No comment. Go away or we are calling the police.”
Neighbours last night described David Amor’s actions with the severed head as “vile”.
“It’s disgusting,” said one man. “They live here now and I hope it will be <<lived here>> soon.”
A spokesman for the British Institute of Embalmers, who have no record of David Amor, described his behavior as a “shocking” and said the relatives of the dead man would be “appalled”.
Members of the BIE abide by a strict code of ethics that included treating every body with respect, they added.
“If it was one of our members, they’d be on a disciplinary, and thrown out of the institute” said the spokesman.
“There’s no legal requirement to register as an embalmer, and once somebody has done some sort of training they can work as an embalmer.”