Whitney Houston had reportedly fallen off the wagon in the last few months on her life and was bingeing on cocaine, alcohol and pills.
After months of sober living during 2011, Houston, who died February 11 at age 48, “was as bad as she ever was”.
“The last three months of Whitney’s life were truly tragic,” Radar Online quoted an insider as telling Star magazine.
One eyewitness mentioned Houston’s behaviour when she hit Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood on the night of January 2.
“Whitney got buck-wild… She drank cognac and champagne and seemed completely out of it from the moment she arrived until the moment she left, at 2:30 am PST,” the source was quoted as saying.
Weeks later, she continued the party at the Beverly Wilshire, a luxury hotel in Beverly Hills.
“Whitney was in a lounge chair drinking pina coladas all afternoon.“Once in a while, she would get on her cell phone and start screaming at someone. She seemed almost manic at moments and practically unconscious the next,” another eyewitness said.
That erratic behaviour continued up until her death; according to CNN anchor Don Lemon, Houston was spotted doing somersaults in the pool in the days before her death whilst drinking alcohol, from as early in the morning as 10 am.
The singer’s funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at New Hope Baptist Church in her hometown Newark.