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Whitney Houston Updates Flood in; Xanax Suspected in Sudden Passing

(AllHipHop News) Less than 24 hours after the world learned of the passing of R&B/Pop icon Whitney Houston, details surrounding her death are pouring in.

Houston, age 48, died yesterday in a Los Angeles hotel, reportedly after being found in the bathtub by members of her staff. On the cusp of the Grammys, various news outlets are reporting that the prescription drug, Xanax, may have played a role in the death of the legendary singer. 

TMZ is reporting that Houston had a prescription for the medication, which is used primarily to treat anxiety and sometimes depression. In order to be effective in the treatment of anxiety, which can include panic disorder and panic attacks, Xanax, is a fast-acting psychoactive drug and its effects are usually felt within the first hour of ingestion. Xanax is usually taken once a day.

Side effects of Xanax include drowsiness, irritability, talkativeness, difficulty concentrating, and more. Drinking alcohol or the use of street drugs while on Xanax can increase these effects. Further, the combination heightens the effect of alcohol which includes drowsiness, dizziness, problems with coordination, and unusual behavior. Combining Xanax and alcohol can lead to a decreased heart rate and breathing, and can lead to death.

According to MSN.com, singer and Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, broke down onstage in Mississippi last night (February 11) during a New Edition reunion tour performance. Fans were surprised at his decision to still perform with the legendary group he helped create in the 1980s, with Brown saying it was his dedication to the fans that led him to make the appearance despite the tragic news. At one point during his 10-song performance, he simply said, “I love you, Whitney.”

The Grammys are scrambling for a way to pay a sudden, unforeseen tribute to the musical icon who won six of the coveted awards during her 25+ year career. MTV reported that powerhouse singers Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson will pay homage to Houston during tonight’s (February 12) Grammy Awards show on CBS.

  • illymac

    DAMN DAMN DAMN…

    Rest in Peace SweetHeart..

  • water_ur_seeds

    Bobby Brown is the reason She went off the rails… Though She had A mind of her own and could of not taken the schitt

    • lpparalegal

      LIER

      • water_ur_seeds

        yeah i am

    • Ray Flower

      I can’t help but believe, that if Whitney never got involved with Bobby, she would have been alright and alive today.  Bobby is said to be beside himself with grief.  He should be.

      • YaheardSyndicate

        Thats so stupid. How do you know that She Didnt get Bobby Doing Heavy Drugs? She definitely had the money to do so

    • YsKayne

      how u figure itz Bobby Brown fault?? how u kno she iz not tha 1 who brought those thingz in2 tha relationship?? niggaz alwayz gotta find sum1 2 blame when thingz happen….. R.I.P Whitney Houston aka Queen Of Pop

      • water_ur_seeds

        learn how to spell and look at my other comments

    • Bobby and Whitney both went down some bad paths. Neither is more at fault than the other. They both started out as innocent child stars in this industry.

      • water_ur_seeds

        brown wasnt an innocent child star lol he been known as a bad boy, he talented though, rip whitney either way

    • YaheardSyndicate

      No One Makes You Take Drugs. From What I know bobby is off the drugs. So you cant blame him

      • water_ur_seeds

        hence why i said she had a mind of her own… bobby brown was known as the bad boy from day one, so what if hes off drugs now, he wasnt when he was with her

  • Jane Muggins

    Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and now Whitney Houston. What a shame, all that talent gone.

  • rep87

    Let this ANGEL RIP SAVE  ALL THE FINGER  POINTING ITS NOT GOING TO BRING HER BACK WE ALL LOVE HER AND THE WORLD WILL MISS THIS SUPER STAR ! 

  • kenwetalk

    Bobby been out of the picture since 07, Ray J probably do a little bit with her, So do you blame him too.
    She just never totally kicked some badhabits, Even though she tried.

  • Who What Why When

    J. Hud about to come off on this tribute and they gonna make sure everybody feel her because all this shit jumpin off for her to take Whitney spot. I know some people dont want to believe the world is that cruel and dirty but it is. Some CEO’s are willing to knock off artist so that their previous music retains value and makes a nice payoff. Some artists want fame so bad that they will give up family, let their body’s be altered/used, and dont care if someone they looked up to looses their life so that they can become a bigger star than them….all the while shedding crocodile tears. Like the saying goes…all the world is a stage. smh

  • siddiq ja’far

    Not trying to shit on Whitney’s memory, she from New Jersey, she had a hand in her distructive nature and it’s rumored she strungout Bobby. Then they say she drowned in the tub and drugs might not have a part in her death. Shit is crazy, lets see how it plays out, Im hope Im wrong, RIP

  • Mugshot_McGruff

    Goodbye Whitney

  • Them Xanax’s are no joke!

    I knew some one who took one, after walking his dog ( @facebook-100002252296832:disqus 
     his BM’s ) & slept for 24 hrs , went home & didn’t understand why his stuff was outside! His wife flipped , thinking he was with BM’s all night , when he was walking the dog cuz she wasn’t home.

    He gave me one , & a beer & blunt took me out for like 3 days!
    >>>>>Never again!

    RIP Whitney!

    Kids: Those “LEGAL” drugs can kill you!

  • Who What Why When

    “Demonic forces are strong..” – Kim Burrell.

    Make of that what you will…. Dont always mean little goblins or voices in our heads. Can also be people who believe in and promote ideals and practices that are contradictory to what most of us believe to be right and wrong. This world is dying slowly because we’ve lost compassion for each other and we’re out of tune with nature. Not even saying its about religion. Take a look around how everything that once was good is becoming soiled and cheap. Falling apart or failing. People everywhere searching for something to make them feel good. You have to wonder why that is… Im not saying its the end of the world, but as we are progressing, things are becoming worse in terms of how we get along, things we create, standard of living, etc. How long can that go on before “something” has to cause energy to flow in the opposite direction? Sorry I had to get on my Ghandi shit…its like a jungle sometimes fa sho. No easy ways out this ish. No replays or cheap ways to maintain these days. Goodin