Whitney, Bobby, drugs & death..and why their daughter never stood a chance, by former bodyguard (who inspired the singer's hit movie), The Bodyguard, David Roberts (circled in the photo above), writes things about Whitney and Bobby that you've never read before. David, who worked for Whitney for 7 years said he wasn't surprised when he heard that Whitney had died, saying that he was more surprised by how long she'd lived.
He had been a police officer and then a sergeant in the Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department of Scotland Yard. He saw action in Northern Ireland and was later trained as a sniper. He was also involved in the Iranian embassy siege in 1980 in London. In 1984 he started his own security and investigations consultancy.
It has been the painful and very public unravelling of an American Dream. Millions of fans around the world watched appalled as Whitney, the ultimate diva of her generation, descended into the chaotic ravages of drug abuse and then, eventually, death at 48.
Roberts today left. Roberts on a boat with the singer in Australia in 1988 right
To many, her fate has seemed grimly predictable, but few have been more affected than one man who sits, watching, many hundreds of miles away from Bobbi Kristina’s anxious family.
For seven years of his life, Welshman David Roberts was a constant companion to Whitney, a minder, fixer, and wise counsel, too.