The photos were allegedly taken just after Whitney’s body was removed from the bathroom. We already know that her body remained in her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for several hours while police concluded their investigations into the unexpected death.
And also until Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy awards party was over. Davis apparently specifically requested that Whitney’s body should not be removed from her suite until his party was ended and all his guests departed.
Amid criticism of this decision, Davis said he was motivated by the fact he did not want his guests distressed or to damage the dignity of Whitney, being seen and possibly photographs as her body was removed from the room.
Whitney was to have attended the party herself and Davis said she would have wanted it not to be cancelled for her death.
The events of that afternoon and early evening, on which Whitney Houston died, are slowly being pieced together.
It was Houston’s habit to take a Xanax anti-anxiety medication before big performances and it is expected that she took some on the day of her death, either before or after eating.
It is being reported that Whitney also drank a least some alcohol. That idea is supported by photos taken by TMZ.
For what was to be her final meal, Whitney ordered a hamburger, fries, a turkey sandwich and jalapenos. A can of Heineken can and a glass of champagne were also ordered.
Family sources say Whitney ate the burger and fries and took the turkey sandwich and jalapenos into the bathroom where she planned on eating both items after her bath. They were later discovered beside her bathtub.
In her bath, Whitney put a gravy dish of olive oil to soften her skin, as she often did.
A couple of air ties were also discovered in the water. A towel was also found at the bottom of the bath but it is not known whether Whitney placed it there to prevent slipping and make the bath more comfortable, or whether it had been around her hair to keep it dry.
When Whitney had not emerged from the bathroom after an hour and was not answering knocks on the door, members of her entourage went into the bathroom and found her unconscious with her head underwater. She was dragged out of the bath and CPR attempted, but all efforts to revive the singer failed.