Whitney Houston 'wanted to see Jesus'

2012-02-15 14:33
Los Angeles - Whitney Houston "really wanted to see Jesus" in the days before her death, it has been reported.

The music icon was found dead in a hotel room last Saturday after allegedly overdosing on prescription medication and it has now been claimed Whitney was seeking spiritual guidance in the lead up to her shock passing.

According to TMZ.com, the singer told friends she "really wanted to see Jesus" and said she "felt like her time was coming".

Private funeral

The troubled star - who has an 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown - had also been quoting Bible passages and had several discussions about the after-life with her closest confidants and family members.

According to the gossip website, after performing Yes, Jesus Loves Me at Tru nightclub in Hollywood last Friday night she told on her pals, "I'm gonna go see Jesus ... I want to see Jesus".

Whitney's funeral is to take place on Saturday.

Her body will be laid to rest at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, at midday local time. Her body was flown into Teterboro airport on Monday and driven to the Whingham Funeral Home in a gold hearse.

Carolyn Whingham, from the funeral home - which also dealt with the passing of Whitney's father - stated only those with invites would be able to attend the service.


  • Ig - 2012-02-15 14:56

    Should have thought about it before taking drugs!!

      Nosiphom - 2012-02-15 15:21

      For all you know she is happily with HIM

      Jeffrey - 2012-02-15 19:44

      She should have waited for his Second Coming.

  • Trevor - 2012-02-15 14:59

    That's what drugs do, make you hallucinate :-) lol!

  • Ben Nel - 2012-02-15 15:01

    She could have gone to Mexico

  • Cameron - 2012-02-15 15:50

    oh please..... are people trying to get a story out of ANYTHING... who gives a screw what she felt like seeing?!? get a better story this one`s lame, bordering on pathetic

      nthabiseng.p.mohlabi - 2012-02-16 11:37

      I agree with you brother man, dat is so untrue.

  • Mandu Ngcobo - 2012-02-15 16:12

    If the myth were true, i don't think jesus would accept junkies into his kingdom.

      Fred - 2012-02-15 19:39

      If life really is a gift from God, it would appear that those of us who don't believe in him appreciate it considerably more than his followers do.

      Sandy Van Rensburg Peasnell - 2012-02-18 15:29

      Mandu He will accept you even though you judge people and Fred why would the evil one waste his time on. making your life hell if he knows he's got you on his side. Making life difficult for the believer in Christ makes a lot more sense. So truth is if you get tempted and tormented every day hold on to God as the evil one needs you to doubt and change your ways. Xx

  • Janet Liezl Rich - 2012-02-15 16:35

    Great to hear she longed after Jesus that much! I don't believe at all that it's got anything to do with Hallucinations... she's longed for freedom from drugs and other addictions for years - but these things can have a powerful hold! She knew HE was the only one who could save her - and wanted Him more than anything else! I don't say suicide is right at all... but that was the decision she made!

      Mandu Ngcobo - 2012-02-15 17:56

      So is it safe to say Jesus failed her?

      Fred - 2012-02-15 19:41

      Jesus is real in the imaginary world

      Phillip - 2012-02-15 23:46

      You seem to be on the wrong beat Fred. Clearly evident of an atheist. The saying goes:The fool says there is no God. If others believe in God or in Jesus for that matter, just let it be. We won't go around convincing others of our convictions. "A man convinced against his will is of the same mind still"

      Fred - 2012-02-16 04:32

      @Phillip Yeah Phillip, "just let it be". Wish on. Wonder what you have to say that about Muslims who brainwash children into belief in an afterlife, 72 virgins and all, get them to strap on bombs and send them to a crowded market place. "We won't go around convincing others of our convictions". Jeez that is good coming from a Christian. And we don't need to. All we have to do is expose the the blatant fraud of religious belief and people start turning away from it. The dark ages (and the days of Apartheid), when religious belief was imposed on citizens have gone. Freedom of speech, easy access to information and alternative views, condemns the preachermen and their cockamamie, crackpot and dangerous nonsense to the margins of future society. "A man convinced against his will is of the same mind still". You said it. That is the net result of childhood religious brainwashing, blind intolerance and closed minded stupidity. And every time you parrot your mindless religious mush about god, jesus and an afterlife and we say "Evidence please", you all scuttle away and hide behind the fragile construct of "faith". Its called "faith" because it is not "truth".

      Amos - 2012-02-16 07:56

      Seems Fred's been indoctrinated by Richard Dawkins..and the Thinking Atheist.com. LOL! Fred could you give me some evidence that there is no God?

      Fred - 2012-02-16 08:12

      Oh! And Amos Try this one - I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. - Stephen F. Roberts But don't worry. Atheism is an intelligence test which you may be able to do eventually.

      Amos - 2012-02-16 10:07

      @Fred I didnt argument the existence of God.“God” means,“an object of worship” Whatever U choose 2 worship that's ur God. So there’s plenty of god’s out there. give me some evidence that there is no Zeus, Odin (If these objects were worshipped,they deemed as gods to their worshippers. Like the FSM my man. U choose yours.)What can b asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence (nr.1).absence of evidence is evidence of absence(nr.2.). (nr.1: I do not have evidence to prove the existence of something, Therefore U dismiss it as not having existed at all.totally ur opinion & call. (everything “unknown” in ur statement nr.1 & 2 is not there unless it is “found” evidence is there to prove it).I cannot say, well its not there because there is no evidence of its existence, I have to search & prove it, how else do I get my PhD?. According to Nr.1, When we are in the process of the search, without any evidence, then there is no existence of the item being search until we found it. When we eventually find it – then we’d be wrong all along, weren’t we? I we don’t find it, perhaps the search is incomplete? (Nr.2:There is no evidence for something therefore that deems as evidence of its absence.In the past we did not have evidence for many things, & then it was “discovered” – it was never absent at all, was it?

      Phillip - 2012-02-16 15:24

      @ Amos! Never argue with a fool. Fred is probably a retiree and has lots of time on hands and devotes his time to pondering over how to "convince himself of his convictions". Typical nature of a person with activist/political traits. I smell them a mile off!

  • Gemma - 2012-02-15 17:05

    Who on earth are we to judge? One does not know the real circumstances behind her drug taking and death. Have you ever stopped and listened carefully to the words of her songs? Was she not crying out for help? Shame on all those who are condemning her actions. Louise

      Warren Pee Ncube - 2012-02-15 18:06

      Who are we to judge Whitney?Only God himself shall judge all man on this earth. With God all things are possible, may her soul RIP....

      Nelly Dramatic-lee Cakwebe - 2012-02-15 18:07

      Amen well said done!

      Jeffrey - 2012-02-15 19:47

      OK Warren let's see God bring Whitney back from the dead. Just like he did that Maskanda musician in KZN. That guy got about 30000 people coming from all over SA to see him. Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Phillip - 2012-02-15 23:42


      Fred - 2012-02-16 04:25

      She wanted to meet Jesus and you think it is disheartening. Agreed. She is dead. There is no Jesus and she has wasted all that energy and time in a state of wishful thinking for an event that was never going to happen. Shame really.

  • Sande - 2012-02-16 07:36

    Praise be to God who is faithful and just who don't judge us according to our sins as long as she prayed a prayer of repentence before her death she is with Him

      Fred - 2012-02-16 07:40

      The concept of prayer is quite literally insane if you also believe in a God that knows everything. He knows in advance that you are going to pray, and of course he knows how he is going to answer it! Do you actually think that God will change his behavior as result of mumbling a few words? If god is willing to cure someone of cancer just because some hack prays for them, and yet lets millions of other people die in horrible pain from such diseases, doesn't that make him something of a huge jerk? And getting down on your knees to beg for help from an imaginary sky daddy is undignified, degrading, downright embarrassing and ultimately futile.

  • phila.wajesu - 2012-02-16 07:39

    Jesus accepted a muderer into his Kingdom, He could aswell accept a junkie. judge not! cuz u dont know whitneys last conversation with her creater. She could be in heaven and you might just miss out on heaven by a whisker!

      Fred - 2012-02-16 08:14

      I hope so. Let us for a moment assume there is such a place as heaven. Nobody knows what it is like but we do know who is going to be there. Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, George Bush, Benny Hinn, hundreds of popes and Jeffrey Dahmer, (who saved himself before his execution) and now druggie Witney Houston. Would you want to spend eternity with that bunch? No sirree! Not me. So lets see if the companions who we will meet in hell are likely to be more congenial. George Carlin, Christopher Hitchens, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, you name it all the interesting people are in hell. And where do the bad girls go, heh?

  • Michele - 2012-02-16 12:08

    A Fred! Gee, you are quite an educated person! I BELIEVE..full stop! Why do you have to write long letters in proving your point??? Why don't you just state: "I DON'T BELIEVE...full stop"??? It seems to me that you are really battling NOT TO BELIEVE...

  • Olivia - 2012-02-16 16:28

    R.I.P Whitney. Her music will always be with me, I love her music, had such a soulful voice.

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