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This Sunday, Oprah Winfrey will sit down with members of Whitney Houston's family, including her sister Patricia and her daughter Bobbi Kristina.

Did the late singer's sibling see any signs that her loved one was headed down such a destructive path? That she would pass away at such an early age? Yes and no.

"The handwriting was kind of on the wall," Patricia tells Oprah in one of the following videos. "I would be kidding myself to say otherwise."

However, she added that Whitney's life appeared to be headed in a positive direction. Finally.

"Things were changing, things were really changing with her, very much so," Patricia said. "It wasn't about the substance abuse or anything like that relative to the latter days or anything like that, I think it was more of lifestyle.

"I saw her chasing a dream, looking for love in all the wrong places."

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Whitney Houston may have died unexpectedly on February 11, but the singer at least had the good fortune to plan ahead.

In a 19-page document obtained by Inside Edition, it's revealed that Whitney left absolutely everything to her teenage daughter. This includes personal wealth, furniture, clothing jewelry and cars.

The money will be placed in a trust - with Whitney's mother, Cissy, serving as executor - until Bobbi Kristina, who turned 19 on March 4, is 21 years old. She then gets more cash when she turns 25 and the rest when she's 30.

Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney

Houston initially drafted the will in 1993, but amended it to the current version in April 2000.

Bobbi Kristina, meanwhile, will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for her first interview since her mom's passing this Sunday evening on OWN.

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She may no longer host her a daytime talk show, but Oprah Winfrey still has serious sway.

The Associated Press confirms that she has landed the first interview with members of Whitney Houston's family since the singer's tragic death last month, as Oprah will sit down with loved ones that include:

Whitney‘s sister-in-law/manager, Patricia Houston; her brother Gary; and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who many fear is headed down a similar, drug-laden path as her mother.

The Big O, Goodbye

Oprah attended Whitney's funeral in New Jersey and no official cause of death has been determined yet. Autopsy results should be in within a week or two.

The interview, meanwhile, will air on OWN Sunday, March 11 at 9 p.m.

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Tragically, Jermaine Jackson can relate to Bobbi Kristina Brown. Both have lost loved ones under the intense glare of the public spotlight.

So, with Whitney Houston's 18-year old daughter reportedly nearing a breakdown and with her family hoping she enters rehab, what advice would Jermaine offer the teenager?

"She's got to stay strong and be with her family," the former Jackson 5 member told Us Weekly last night. "There are so many bad influences... [you have to] go back to the basics. Surround yourself with love from your family. That's the most important thing."

Jermaine Jackson in London

Jackson was close to the late artist. He worked with Houston on her first album, spoke to her mother yesterday and said he considered Whitney a "good friend."

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Bobby Brown and his former in-laws are at such odds that the singer was nearly uninvited to Whitney Houston's funeral (and then proceeded to exit after just a few minutes in attendance).

But the opposing parties apparently have one thing in common: both are VERY concerned over the state of Bobbi Kristina, Brown and Houston's 18-year old daughter.

Bobby Brown in Miami

With reports circulating that claim Bobbi vanished for hours after her mother was laid to rest, and was eventually discovered with drugs in her system, the New Edition singer is reportedly is urging his child to enter a rehab program.

“Krissy has taken her mother’s death really hard, not surprisingly, and Bobby is terrified she’s going to do something stupid," an insider tells Radar Online. "He wants her in a treatment center, getting professional help to get her through the grieving process without falling back on alcohol or drugs to mask her pain.”

Ironically and tragically, of course, the basis of Brown's beef with Whitney's family is his history of substance abuse and their belief that he played a significant role in setting both Whitney and Bobbi down this dangerous path.

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Based on her reaction to her mother's death - a pair of hospitalizations and rumored drug use - it's no surprise that the family of Whitney Houston is concerned over the emotional well-being of Bobbi Kristina Brown.

But a rep for the family now confirms they are worried about her financial well-being, as well.

Stevie Wonder at Whitney's Funeral

On Saturday afternoon, The Associated Press provided a live feed of the funeral in Newark, one that was posted by countless websites (including THG). However, we were required to take down the video within 24 hours and this is why:

The family has "agreed to license footage to several media outlets," an insider tells TMZ, adding that the Houstons are charging "customary fees" to ... "help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina."

The ceremony lasted for a couple hours and included performances by Stevie Wonder (above), Alicia Keys, R. Kelly and a beautiful eulogy by Kevin Costner.

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According to a new report, the family of Whitney Houston has more reasons than ever to be concerned over the future of Bobbi Kristina Brown.

The 18-year old daughter of Whitney and Bobby Brown has been in the spotlight ever since her mother passed away, with loved ones supposedly so concerned over her spiraling state that they were pushing all week for her to enter rehab - and that was prior to the latest alleged incident.

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Whitney and Bobbi Kristina, during healthier times.

Following Houston's funeral on Saturday, sources tell The Daily Beast that family members were "freaking out" because they could not locate Bobbi Kristina.

The combination of her mother's passing, and the controversy surrounding her father's early exit from the memorial - Bobby Brown showed up with an entourage, got angry over his seating assignment and departed after just 20 minutes - was just too much for the teenager to handle, according to those on the scene.

She was reportedly found at a hotel "getting high."

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Bobbi Kristina Brown will attend her mother's funeral today in Newark, New Jersey. But sources say her future beyond this memorial is unclear.

Insiders tell TMZ that many members of Whitney Houston's family are pushing for the 18-year old - who was hospitalized twice in the hours following the artist's passing last weekend - to enter a rehab program... but are waiting until after the funeral to express this hope to Bobbi.

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A scene outside of Whitney Houston's funeral.

Brown has reportedly battled her own substance abuse problems in the past, as she was supposedly caught snorting cocaine last year.

The family wants to learn from the tragedy of her mother, allegedly, and convince the teenager to seek help before it's too late. But they also want her to properly mourn the parent to whom she was so close first.

It's a complicated situation and we can all just hope Bobbi Kristina comes out of it okay.

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The family of Whitney Houston is NOT a fan of Bobby Brown.

Following reports that his former in-laws are trying to bar him from his ex-wife's funeral this Saturday, sources now say Houston's loved ones are taking it a step further: They don't want Brown having contact with his daughter.

Peace, Bobby Brown

Specifically, Whitney's mother, Cissy, is attempting to block Bobby from getting too close to 18-year old Bobbi Kristina because she believes the singer is simply looking for a cut of Houston's estate/fortune, estimated to be over $20 million.

The bad blood between parties is nothing new, either, as many of Whitney's family members blame Brown for being a negative influence on both his ex-wife and his daughter, who has also reportedly struggled with drugs and alcohol.

Perhaps, though, if anything positive can come out of Whitney's death, it can serve as a wake up call for all involved and a reformed Brown and mend his and his child's relationship.

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Bobby Brown has issued a new statement concerning his daughter, updating fans concerned over the mental and physical state of 18-year old Bobbi Kristina.

"My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better," the singer said today. "We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother's death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye. I ask again that our privacy be respected."

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Not long after Whitney Houston died on Saturday, Bobbi was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; she was then transported there again, this time on a stretcher, about 24 hours later. Panic attacks and overall anxiety were cited as the reasons for both visits.

The teenager, of course, will be in attendance at her mother's funeral on Saturday. Sources say, however, that Bobby Brown is still fighting with his former in-laws in order to snag an invite himself to the memorial.

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