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Sunday 25 June 2017

Whitney Houston leaves everything to daughter Bobbi Kristina

Whitney Houston left everything to her daughter Bobbi Kristina
Whitney Houston left everything to her daughter Bobbi Kristina

Whitney Houston has left everything to her 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

The pop superstar's will doesn't mention specific assets, but leaves all of her furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewellery and cars to her surviving children. Bobbi Kristina was her only child.



Inside Edition first reported the will, filed in Atlanta, on Wednesday.



Houston's money will be put in a trust. Bobbi Kristina will get part of it upon turning 21, more of the money at age 25 and the balance at age 30. Houston's trustees can give her money from the trust for various purposes, including tuition, to buy a home and to start a business.



The will was signed on Feb 3, 1993, about a month before Houston gave birth to her daughter.



The troubled 48-year-old singer, who had battled years of addiction, was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles hours before she was due to attend a star-studded party downstairs.



Two bodyguards, a hairdresser and stylist were believed to have been in the singer's room at the time and discovered her body, with her head under the water, after becoming concerned that she had been in the bathroom for more than an hour.



Prescription drugs, but no illegal drugs, were found in the suite. Houston was known to take Xanax, a drug to ease anxiety which can cause drowsiness, before performances. Anti-anxiety drugs Valium and lorazepam were also believed to have been found.



An autopsy will establish whether the singer fell asleep and drowned, died from an overdose, or from some other cause. Paramedics tried to resuscitate her for 20 minutes but she was pronounced dead at 3.55pm (11.55pm GMT) on Saturday.



On Thursday, two days before her death, witnesses said Houston had displayed erratic behaviour, including doing handstands by the Beverly Hilton Hotel pool, and wandering aimlessly around the lobby.



Later that night she was seen looking dishevelled at a Hollywood nightclub, drinking tequila, and video showed her performing there briefly in a faltering voice. On Friday night she was seen "partying hard" in the hotel bar with friends.



She had been attending rehearsals for the Grammy Awards, giving vocal tips to singers Brandy and Monica. Her behaviour there was also described as erratic, and she was said to have been sweating profusely, and alcohol was smelled on her breath.



The singer's mother, Cissy Houston, spoke to her on the telephone half an hour before she died and Miss Houston was said to have been looking forward to the party. The singer's 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina was at the hotel.



As news of the singer's death spread tributes poured in from prominent entertainment figures and fans across the world, with fellow performers calling Miss Houston a "legend" and an "icon."



Music's biggest night the Grammy Awards, where she had been due to appear on Sunday, were quickly transformed to include tributes including one to be sung by Jennifer Hudson.



Houston's godmother, the soul singer Aretha Franklin, said: "I just can't talk about it now, It's so stunning and unbelievable. I couldn't believe what I was reading coming across the TV screen."



Mariah Carey said she was "heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend," and Dolly Parton said: "Mine is only one of millions of hearts broken."



From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, the gospel-trained Houston was one of the world's bestselling recording artists. She mesmerised audiences with her powerful vocals, released seven studio albums and sold 170 million CDs, singles and videos.



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