Whitney Houston’s Bible is being sold for $95,000 (UGX360 million)
The I Have Nothing hitmaker left the ‘holy’ book behind when she moved out of her Newport Beach luxury rental in 2011 – a year before she was found dead in a bathtub – and now her former landlord is planning to flog it for a hefty price tag.
The owner told TMZ he found the Bible in a box with some clothes and CDs next to the bin, after the legendary singer moved out and, although he tried to contact Whitney’s agent at the time about the items, he was told he could keep them if he wanted them.
The man – whose identity is not known – sold the house in 2012 and “threw out other stuff Whitney had left behind except the Bible because he thought it was interesting.”
He hopes the Bible, which is being sold through ‘Moments in Time’, will fetch an impressive figure because it has Whitney’s handwriting in it and there are pages documenting her life events – such as the date she married Robert B. Brown in 1992 and the birth of her late daughter Bobbi K. Kristina on March 4, 1993.
Meanwhile, Whitney was found to have cocaine, marijuana and prescription medication in her system when she drowned in the bath in February 2012, but her ex-husband Bobby doesn’t think she “died from drugs”
He said: “I don’t think she died from drugs. Not at all… She was really working hard on herself to try to be a sober person and, um [pauses] she was a great woman.”
Asked if that means he doesn’t think there were drugs in her system when she died, he clarified: “Yes.”
When his wife and manager, Alicia Etheredge-Brown interrupted to say there “were drugs in her system”, Bobby replied: “Well, I don’t think so.”
Asked to what he attributed her death, he said: “Just being broken-hearted.”