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For the first time since Whitney Houston died on Feb. 11, her family members are starting to talk publicly about the late pop icon. And according to her sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston, Whitney’s death wasn’t entirely a shock.

In a preview of her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Patricia says of Whitney’s death, “The handwriting was kind of on the wall. I would be kidding myself to say otherwise.”

She adds that Whitney was living what she perceived to be a dangerous lifestyle. Patricia tells Oprah, “Things were really changing with her…It wasn’t about substance abuse or anything like that…it was just more of a lifestyle.”

When pressed on the matter, Patricia adds, “I saw her chasing a dream, you know, looking for love in all the wrong places.”

It is unknown whether or not this is a reference to Ray J, the man who Whitney was romantically linked to at the time of her death.

The full interview airs on OWN on Sunday (March 11) at 9 p.m. ET. Oprah will also talk with Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina and her brother Gary Houston.

Here’s the video…