Whitney Houston's mum Cissy pens memoir in memory of late daughter
Nearly one year after Whitney Houston's shocking death, her mom Cissy Houston has written candidly about her daughter's severe drug problems and the downward spiral that led to her death by drowning in a hotel bathtub with traces of cocaine still in her system in a revealing new memoir, 'Remembering Whitney'.
"She started partying and she didn't really know how to stop. I used to wonder what she was doing at night, where she was," People magazine quoted Cissy as saying.
But when she tried to contact her, Whitney often didn't return her call.
Cissy said that Whitney hid from her, and when she did see her, she was often afraid to confront her daughter. Shocked at her skeletal appearance at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in 2001, she never expressed concern.
The 79-year-old doesn't believe that former husband Bobby Brown was the cause.
"I blame him for the way he treated her but I don't blame him for her drug problems. He was no help to her at all," Cissy said.
Cissy also writes for the first time about her daughter's relationship with former assistant Robyn Crawford, who became her creative director.
"I just didn't want her with my daughter. I know nothing about a romantic relationship. That's what everybody said but they didn't know either," Cissy said.
She admits, Crawford cared for her and reveals for the first time that she was the first one to come tell her that Whitney had a drug problem.
Cissy, who is still tormented by her daughter's sudden death, is angry and mad that she died alone in those conditions. "I'm angry she died alone, in those conditions, and hopes that her book will remind people what a good person the late singer.