cissy and oprah

As the first anniversary of Whitney Houston’s sudden death draws near, Oprah sits down with the singer’s mother, Cissy Houston, in her New Jersey home for her first in-depth, sit-down interview since her daughter’s passing.

Cissy Houston opens up about the loss of her daughter with Oprah during an in-depth interview airing next Monday on the OWN network.

“My son called me and he was screaming, ‘Mom, Mommy. Oh god,’” she said about the moment she learned about Whitney’s death.

“I said, ‘What’s wrong?’ He said, ‘Nippy. Nippy,” continues Cissy.

“I said, ‘Is she dead?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, Mommy, she’s dead.’ And I don’t remember too much else after that.”

It was Feb. 11, 2012, when Whitney was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., just one day before the Grammy Awards. She was 48.

All of Cissy’s interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter can be seen Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. on OWN.

First Look: Oprah’s Next Chapter with
Cissy Houston

As the first anniversary of Whitney Houston’s sudden death draws near, Oprah sits down with the singer’s mother, Cissy Houston, in her New Jersey home for her first in-depth, sit-down interview since her daughter’s passing.

Watch Oprah’s interview with Cissy Houston on Monday, January 28, at 10/9c.