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Whitney Houston was 'coming through something,' hairstylist says

March 9, 2012 |  2:55 pm

Whitney Houston in Zurich

Whitney Houston was not working on a comeback but rather a "come through," according to her hairstylist, Tiffanie Dixon, who described the late singer as "America's princess."

"We talked about it and she's like, 'I never went anywhere. It's a come through. I'm coming through something,' " Dixon told the "Today" show Friday.

Though it was first rumored that Dixon was the one who found Houston submerged in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 11, the hairstylist shot that story down. She said was coming to help Whitney get ready for Clive Davis' pre-Grammys party when she came upon the scene in the bathroom and saw her friend and employer "from afar," already pulled out of the tub.

"I saw that she was unresponsive, and I immediately turned around to get help," she said, noting that she tried to comfort a shocked Bobbi Kristina Brown, Houston's daughter, in the hallway outside the room.

After the interview, Dixon thanked her Twitter followers for "your support and kind words," and noted she'd also be on "Dateline" on Friday night.

The cause of Houston's death has not been determined, though Beverly Hills police have said they do not believe foul play was involved. An autopsy was conducted, but results of toxicology and other tests are not yet in. After a funeral Feb. 18 in Newark, N.J., Houston was buried the next day at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J., where her father is also interred.


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Photo: Whitney Houston performs in Zurich, Switzerland, in May 2010. Credit: Walter Bieri / EPA