Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, died in 2015 after drowning in her home's bathtub, where she was found unresponsive, like her mom.
It's not very common, but some people are able to sense things not perceivable by the five senses. They may not be aware of their sensitive intuition but it could be giving them warnings in different ways. Singer and actress Whitney Houston might have been a sensitive person with great intuition. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to save her life.
Houston, who died in February 2012, was once able to save her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, from the same fate she faced soon afterward. The near-tragedy foreshadowed the deaths of Houston and Brown, both of whom passed away due to similar circumstances. The Bodyguard actress had flown to Los Angeles for Clive Davis’ 2012 pre-Grammys party and was staying at the Beverly Hilton. Her 18-year-old daughter was just down the hall from her.
Houston, who was a devoted mom, decided to check up on her late at night and visited her room, reported NJ.com. Brown was reportedly asleep in the bathtub, wearing headphones. “I’ve never said this to anybody. I’ve never, like, wanted to even talk about this to anybody,” Bobbi Kristina’s friend, Shawn McGill, said in a new documentary, as per HollywoodLife.
"Whitney said that God told her to go check on Krissi," Brandi Boyd, Houston's goddaughter, explained. "Her mother was literally her savior. If my godmother had not walked in that bathroom the very second that she did, Krissi would have died," she said in Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina Brown: Didn’t We Almost Have It All. She said that the water was everywhere and the next morning, the superstar warned her family friends including Shawn McGill, who was staying with them at the hotel.
The next morning, she told McGill and close family friend, Nick Gordon about what had happened the previous night. "[She]’s like, Krissi almost died last night. Shawn and Nick, like, you guys need to stay away from the water," said McGill. "Get away from the water. That water is evil."
Her family and friends can't help but see the signs as telling as Houston and Brown both died in a bathtub. Houston was found dead in her hotel room's bathtub just hours before Davis' party, as per NJ.com. She was pronounced dead at 3.55 pm. She was just 48 and the reason was an accidental drowning. There were contributing factors like heart disease and cocaine.
Almost three years later, in 2015, 21-year-old Brown, the sole heir of Houston's fortune, was found unresponsive and drowned in a bathtub at her townhouse in Roswell, Georgia. Unlike her mother, she was in a coma for six months before her death. As per the autopsy, she died of lobar pneumonia resulting from immersion in water and drug intoxication. However, investigators couldn't find the manner of death and later Gordon, Brown's former partner, was found legally responsible for her death.
She had been hanging out with Gordon and two other friends at her home, as per Hollywoodlife, where she was found in the bathtub. She was taken off life support in July 2015 and was 22 when she died. Gordon died of a heroin overdose in 2020.
The parallels between Houston and her daughter's deaths still haunt the family many years later. In her last days, Houston had also spoken about seeing Jesus and "felt her time was coming," as per KHQ. She had been talking about Bible passages, including Matthew: 3:16 and Matthew 3:17, which read:
"As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, 'This is my Son, whom I love; with him, I am well pleased.'"
The Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella star, who started her career with Gospel music, was a religious person. Even in 2009, she had told Oprah Winfrey, "I knew God was there. I knew the light was there, and I was just trying to get back to it."