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Whitney Houston’s mother has told People magazine that she questions her skills as a parent and wonders if she could have saved her superstar daughter from the drug use that played a role in her death.
“Was I a good mother?” Cissy Houston, 79, was quoted as telling the celebrity magazine in an advance excerpt released on Wednesday from the magazine’s Friday edition.
“I still wonder if I could have saved her somehow. But there’s no book written on how to be a parent. You do the best you can.”
Whitney Houston drowned accidentally in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012, after taking cocaine and after a well-chronicled battle with drug addiction. She was 48.
Cissy Houston, a singer in her own right, talked to People about her daughter’s personal life and career while promoting her upcoming memoir, “Remembering Whitney.”