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In a special on-on-one interview with Oprah in 2009, Whitney Houston got candid about the unexpected death of Michael Jackson – an eerie moment given Houston's own sudden death at almost the same age.
"How difficult was Michael Jackson's passing for you?" asked Oprah.
"Devastating," replied Whitney, who was a close friend of the King of Pop, who died earlier that year at 50. "I thought, 'It can't be true. It can't be true.'"
Whitney recalled performing with Michael at an anniversary show back in 2001 and noting that he looked so frail – and then turned the mirror on herself.
"I remember looking at Michael. I remember looking at myself. I was getting scared [looking at him]," she said. "I was looking at myself going, 'No, I don't want this to be like this. This can't happen to both of us.'"
For more of Whitney's last in-depth interview from The Oprah Winfrey Show, watch Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview on Thursday, February 16 from 9-11 pm ET/PT on OWN.