Whitney Houston may have died unexpectedly on February 11, but the singer at least had the good fortune to plan ahead.
In a 19-page document obtained by Inside Edition, it’s revealed that Whitney left absolutely everything to her teenage daughter. This includes personal wealth, furniture, clothing jewelry and cars.
The money will be placed in a trust – with Whitney’s mother, Cissy, serving as executor – until Bobbi Kristina, who turned 19 on March 4, is 21 years old. She then gets more cash when she turns 25 and the rest when she’s 30.
Houston initially drafted the will in 1993, but amended it to the current version in April 2000.
Bobbi Kristina, meanwhile, will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for her first interview since her mom’s passing this Sunday evening on OWN.
The National Enquirer refuses to let Whitney Houston rest in peace.
The latest issue of this notorious tabloids screams “WHITNEY: THE LAST PHOTO!” and purports to depict a picture of the late singer in her casket.
It was allegedly taken inside Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday and shows a woman wearing a dark dress, with “Nippy” (Houston’s nickname), along with two treble clefs, written in blue script on the lining of the casket cover.
The image – blurred out above – has invoked outrage across the Internet, with Sarah Anne Hughes of The Washington Post referring to it as “shocking and disturbing.”
A similar uproar took place in July 2009 when a British tabloid covered an issue with a photo of a dying Michael Jackson being wheeled out on a stretcher.
What do you think of the Enquirer publishing this picture?
All Of The Highlights From Whitney Houston’s Funeral HERE.
Such an incredibly difficult, solemn day for so many.
Whitney Houston was laid to rest today in Newark, N.J., after passing away at 48 a week ago, and during her almost-four hour funeral service, held at the New Hope Baptist Church, she was honored and remembered by a number of celebrities, including Tyler Perry, BeBe Winans, Dionne Warwick, Kevin Costner, Alicia Keys, Clive Davis, R. Kelly, and Stevie Wonder.
Check out some of the highlights from the truly heartbreaking and powerful service…AFTER THE JUMP.
After days spent arguing with Whitney Houston’s family over whether or not he’d attend his ex-wife funeral, multiple sources confirm that Bobby Brown continued arguing with his former in-laws today.
And actually left the memorial after just 20 minutes as a result.
Both E! News and TMZ report that Brown brought an entourage of nine people in to the Newark church. It’s unclear exactly what happened from there, but the singer was spotted exiting the house of worship shortly after the service began.
“I am at Whitney’s funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney!” Al Sharpton Tweeted, while Access Hollywood‘s Shaun Robinson says a “seating arrangement” dispute was at play.
Brown also has a concert gig tonight in Connecticut with New Edition, but it’s believed this disagreement with Whitney’s family is the reason why he left the premises so quickly.
UPDATE: Brown has released the following statement:
“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi-Kristina.
“In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.”
Family of Whitney Houston Releases Statement on “Unimaginable Tragedy”
About 24 hours after the death of Whitney Houston, the family of this once-in-a-generation singer has released the following statement:
“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney. This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from her fans and friends.”
Whitney Houston Isolated Vocals: “How Will I Know”
Bobby Brown, Whitney’s husband of 15 years and the father of her daughter, has also spoken out for the first time, telling the public:
“I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston. At this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time.”
It is believe that Houston died in her hotel room bathtub following an overdose of prescription pills.
Child Bobbi Kristina, meanwhile, has twice visited the hospital since her mother died, being taken off on a stretcher earlier today due to overwhelming anxiety and stress, sources confirm.
Her greatest single performance likely took place on a football field, as Whitney Houston is responsible for the most impressive, moving national anthem rendition in Super Bowl history.
But the iconic singer also sold over 200 million albums worldwide and collected six Grammy Awards. She’s one of the most successful female solo artists of all-time, paving the way for stars of today such as Mariah Carey and Rihanna.
Now, in the wake of her tragic passing, we present a video tribute to Whitney and ask readers for their fondest memories of the legend…
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (Official Video)
Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right but It’s Okay (Official Video)
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Official Video)
Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (Official Video)
Within minutes of news spreading that Whitney Houston had passed away, the Twitterverse was filled with condolences from a wide variety of celebrities. Read on for a collection of their messages…
Whitney Houston: Her Final Performance
Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey): “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney’s family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.”
Katy Perry (@KatyPerry): “So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P.”
Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber): “just heard the news. so crazy. One of the GREATEST VOICES EVER just passed. RIP Whitney Houston. My prayers go out to her friends and family.”
Christina Aguilera (@TheRealXTina): “We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney’s family. She will be missed.”
Nicki Minaj (@NickiMinaj): “Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.”
Lea Michele (@MsLeaMichele): “I’m speechless. Such sad news about Whitney Houston.”‘
Serena Williams (@serenawilliams): “Wow just wow. This has ruined my whole day. #Iwillalwaysloveyou. #OneMomentInTime has propelled me to many of my grand slams victories.”
LeAnn Rimes (@leannrimes): “Whitney Houston was the first cd I ever bought. She had a God given gift. Hopefully, she’s singing with angels now.”
Chloe Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz): “Omg.. whitney houston died..we’ve lost another amazing singer.”
Rihanna (@Rihanna): “No words! Just tears #DearWhitney”
Matthew Morrison (@Matt_Morrison): “I’m very sad to hear about the passing of Whitney Houston, may she rest in peace.”