To get right to that question I posed up there in the headline, I don’t know. I don’t know if Whitney Houston was murdered or not, and neither do you. At least, I hope not. If you knew anything about the cause of Whitney’s death, then you should probably be speaking to authorities instead of perusing gossip blogs. Just a friendly tip!
But hey, since I don’t know the answer, and you (hopefully) don’t know the answer either, you know who might know? The L.A. County Coroner’s Office, the people who are going to let us know what the Whitney’s cause of death was. Oh, and they’re also the people who are getting a number of phone calls from a number of people who are claiming to have information about what happened on the afternoon that Whitney died. Which, apparently, was homicide.
The L.A. County Coroner’s Office has received phone calls and emails from people claiming to be relatives of Whitney Houston.
Sources tell TMZ … the calls and emails were made by several different people, some claiming to be relatives of Whitney and some relatives of Bobby Brown. The calls and emails have a common theme — the belief Whitney may have been murdered. At least one person claimed to have information supporting the murder theory.
At least one caller offered a theory about a relative who might have done Whitney in, but offered no supporting proof.
The Coroner’s Office has not verified the callers were indeed relatives.
The Coroner has already said there was no sign of foul play or trauma, but the official cause of death won’t be determined until toxicology results are in.
An official from the Coroner’s Office says the investigation is ongoing and would not comment further.
Yeah, I’m not buying that at all: I think the first rumor, the one where Whitney’s cause of death was pills and booze, was right on the money. But you know what I am buying? That people will eat up any Whitney Houston story at all. Whitney’s death was strangely unexpected, and she was such a universally known and admired celebrity that so many people want to hear about her and figure out what exactly happened. As an example, my favorite aunt has a really vague idea about what I do over here. She’s not really clear on what a blog is, and she only knows Lindsay Lohan as “that sweet little redhead from The Parent Trap.” But she definitely had a lot to talk about after Whitney died. See what I mean? Universal. You guys see what I mean.
Really, I hope this whole murder thing doesn’t get dragged out any longer, especially for Bobbi Kristina‘s sake. The girl’s having a rough time as it is without all the conspiracies floating around. I hope that the toxicology report comes back soon, and that the truth comes out with it, and that everybody lets it go and watches The Bodyguard together while taking a vow to never mess with crack. That is my fondest wish.