Music legend would have been 49 today
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Today would have been Whitney Houston’s 49th birthday. The singing legend died in February in a hotel room bathtub in Los Angeles hours before she was to perform at a pre-Grammy Awards party. The Los Angeles coroner ruled her death the result of drowning and the effects of heart disease and cocaine use.
Fans will get to see her in the film “Sparkle,” which debuts on Aug. 17. The role was intended to be part of her comeback as a actress and performer. Her co-stars in the film are “encouraging fans to tweet birthday messages using the hashtags #SPARKLE and #HappyBdayWhitney,” reported eonline.com.
In other news, her daughter, who had reportedly called off her wedding to “adopted” brother Nick Gordon but declared her love for him via Tweet on Aug. 3, has also reached out to Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, according to music-news.com. Both are the children of world-famous parents who have passed away.
The website reported that Brown, 19, has asked Jackson, 14, to guest-star on her upcoming reality show “The Houston Family Chronicles.”