Obama concerned for Houston's daughter
14 February 2012, 17:09
Los Angeles - President Barak Obama has expressed concern for the
wellbeing of Whitney Houston's daughter after she was hospitalised
following her mother's death on Saturday.
TMZ.com reports that a rep for the White House revealed that the president's "thoughts and prayers" are with the 18-year-old.
Kristina was stretchered to hospital on Sunday, the day after her
mother died, while staying at the same hotel. She is said to have been
"hysterical, exhausted and inconsolable". Family members reportedly fear
that she may be suicidal.
press secretary Jay Carney issued a statement to press, saying: "Obama's
thoughts and prayers are with Whitney Houston's family, especially her
He added: "It's a tragedy to lose somebody so talented at such a young age."
was found dead by her bodyguard in the bathtub of her luxury hotel
suite at the Beverly Hilton. A post-mortem has been completed and
sources suggest her death was a result of misadventure, due to a
combination of alcohol and other prescription drugs she had taken.
to RadarOnline.com, the Beverly Hills Police Department has requested
the Coroner's Office withhold the results until they have completed