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.
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"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.'"
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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.