It has been six years since Whitney Houston’s death rocked the world, but her ex-husband Bobby Brown still has some opinions about it. Houston’s death was ruled as an accidental drowning after she was found unconscious in her hotel bathtub. At the time, reports confirmed that the incident may have been caused by heart disease and cocaine that was found in her system.
It was an absolute tragedy, but Brown is still not convinced that drugs had anything to do with her untimely death. Brown and Houston were married for 15 years before divorcing in 2007. They shared a daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who passed away in July of 2015 after being found in nearly the exact same circumstance as her late mother.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Brown gives some interesting answers about his ex. When asked what he thought was “the most misunderstood thing about her,” Brown replied after a long pause, “I don’t think she died from drugs.”
The interviewer asks, “You don’t?” And Bobby again responds, “No, not at all.” He thinks it is impossible because, “She was really working hard on herself to try to be a sober person and, um, [pauses] she was a great woman,”
The interviewer once again asks for clarification, “When you say you don’t think she died of drugs, do you mean you don’t think there were drugs in her system at the time?”
“Yes,” Brown replies.
This is when Brown’s current wife and manager, Alicia Etheredge-Brown interjects, correcting Brown and telling him that “there were drugs in [Whitney’s] system.” Brown says, “Well, I don’t think so.”
He says that he thinks other things played a part. Namely? “Just being broken-hearted.”
We’re not sure why Brown is arguing against a coroners report (and six years after Houston’s death, no less) but it is clear that Houston’s ex-husband has his own thoughts on the matter.
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