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Whitney Houston family Oprah interview: 'The writing was on the wall'

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The first excerpts from Whitney Houston's family's interview with Oprah Winfrey have been revealed.

The 'I Have Nothing' singer's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, sister-in-law Patricia Houston and brother Gary will talk about the star's death for the first time in a special edition of Oprah's Next Chapter, airing on the OWN network this Sunday (March 11).

Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina

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Oprah Winfrey

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In the interview, Houston's manager Patricia admitted that she would be "kidding herself" to dismiss fears that the 48-year-old's past drug addiction contributed to her downfall.

Asked by Winfrey if she ever felt that drugs would end up "taking" Whitney, Patricia replied: "The handwriting was kind of on the wall."

However, she insisted that Houston's final days weren't "about substance abuse or anything like that".

"It was just more of a lifestyle," she explained. "I was afraid for other things. I saw her chasing a dream, you know, looking for love in all the wrong places."

The full interview will be screened on OWN at 9pm EST, following a re-airing of Winfrey's 2009 chat with Whitney.

Watch a promo for Oprah Winfrey's interview with Whitney Houston's family below:

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