THIS IS WHO INHERITED WHITNEY HOUSTON’S FORTUNE AFTER HER DEATH
The world was shocked on February 11, 2012 when the news of Whitney Houston’s death spread. Despite her extraordinary career, selling more than 170 million albums and being the most awarded female artist, Houston struggled with substance abuse. Let’s dive into the aftermath of her death and the fate of her considerable fortune.
A painful path revealed
Whitney Houston’s struggles with drugs began long before her marriage to Bobby Brown. Her brothers discovered that they had all experimented with drugs in their teenage years. However, it intensified after the wedding. Reports reveal a shocking incident in which Houston snorted cocaine on her wedding day in 1992. By 1996, her daily cocaine use was taking a toll on her career, leading to canceled shows and Oscar snubs.
The spiral continues
Houston’s drug use escalated after the birth of her daughter Bobbi Kristina in 1993. By 1996, daily cocaine use had taken a toll on her career. Despite attempts to quit, Houston’s addiction persisted. The collapse of her marriage severely affected her career and voice, but she was set to make a comeback in 2009, regaining some of her vocal strength. Unfortunately, her 2010 tour received lukewarm reviews. In the days before her death, there were reports of her belligerent behavior.
A legacy that remains
At the time of her death, Whitney Houston’s net worth was around $20 million, likely increasing due to increased music sales. Her only daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, inherited her estate at the age of 18. The fortune, however, was to be distributed gradually, and Bobbi Kristina would receive full access at the age of 30.
The tragic fate of Bobbi Kristina
Bobbi Kristina Brown, who wanted to follow in her parents’ musical footsteps, faced a dark fate. In an eerie comparison to her mother, she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in 2015. Despite efforts, she never regained consciousness and passed away at 22. The circumstances mirrored her mother’s accidental drowning and drug-related problems.
The legal saga is unfolding
The circumstances of Bobbi Kristina’s death remain unclear, but her ex-boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was found legally responsible in 2016. Gordon, whom Houston took in after the death of his parents, tragically succumbed to a heroin overdose in 2020. The intertwined tragedies surrounding Houston’s family paint a moving picture of the challenges with which they faced.
Conclusion: Echoes of heritage
Whitney Houston’s legacy, marked by immense talent and personal struggles, extends beyond her musical achievements. The legacy, passed down from mother to daughter, was marred by tragedy and a cycle of substance abuse. Echoes of Houston’s story underscore the fragility of human life and the interconnectedness of fate, leaving us with a wistful reflection on the complexities that accompany great legacies.