Cissy Houston opens up about Whitney Houston's death on "Today" show

The mother of the singer says that she's accepted that her daughter made her own choices

By Prachi Gupta
Published January 28, 2013 9:49PM (UTC)
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Although the world mourned the death of singer Whitney Houston last year, perhaps no one is in more pain than her mother, Cissy Houston, who has come out with a book called "Remembering Whitney." The memoir offers an intimate view of her daughter and their supposedly troubled relationship; Houston opened up about her grief on the "Today" show this morning, admitting that as a mother she wonders how she could have helped the troubled singer. But she also said that her daughter chose her own path. "Everybody's responsible for their own actions, up to a point," she said. Watch the emotional interview below:


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Houston is also scheduled to talk to Oprah at 10 ET/9 p.m. Central tonight on OWN.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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