Whitney Houston 911 Call Released; Kevin Costner Discusses Helping Her

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Filling in another piece of an increasingly tragic puzzle, TMZ has obtained Whitney Houston‘s 911 call, which you can hear here. In it, a member of the Beverly Hills Hotel security team reports a “46-year-old female found in the bathroom.” Interestingly, the person who alerted hotel security to the singer’s crisis is described as “irate”; allegedly the team “couldn’t get much out of her” as the unnamed woman kept hanging up the phone. Of course if we were in that situation, we have no idea how we would act either. Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was later determined to be accidental drowning, though the singer’s long-standing struggle with cocaine use is thought to have caused cardiac arrest prior to her death.

And if that wasn’t depressing enough, Kevin Costner reveals as part of an upcoming interview on Anderson that Houston’s family and friends had repeatedly reached out to him to intervene in the singer’s life. “There are some people that really love Whitney, and a couple times during the last seven, eight years, [they] asked me, would I write her a letter?” the Bodyguard actor explains as part of an episode that will air in May. “She would always be close to me, she would always be somebody I appreciated … I don’t know if those letters were ever read.” Costner memorably made us weep with a stirring memorial at Whitney’s funeral in February; this revelation is running a close second in the devastation category.

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