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The shocking moment Whitney Houston’s mom learned her daughter was dead

Posted at 8:07 PM, Jan 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-25 20:07:34-05

Whitney Houston’s mother sat down with Oprah Winfrey and told her how she learned about the death nearly a year ago of her only daughter.

The famed 79-year-old gospel singer, Cissy Houston said she got a phone call from her son the night of February 11th.

He was screaming into the phone, using Whitney’s nickname “Nippy,” she knew her daughter was dead and pretty much blanked out afterwards.

The interview is in conjunction with the release of her new memoir, “Remembering Whitney.”