The Whitney Houston will has been an ugly part of the pop singer’s tragic death on February 11, 2012. Whitney Houston’s will was updated to cut out her ex-husband Bobby Brown and now leaves everything to one sole heir, according to reports.
Whitney Houston updated her will in 2004 to name daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown as the sole heir. Whitney’s mother Cissy Houston was the sole executor of the singer’s will but a Forbes report hinted that Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister in law, will become executor and Cissy Houston was appointed co-trustee.
The late singer’s only child Bobbi, from her troubled marriage to Bobby Brown, is only 19 right now so she won’t see any money. Bobbi will receive a portion of the money from a trust when she turns 21, according to the Associated Press. She’ll then get more at 25 and the rest at age 30, though there are stipulations for worthy reasons like education or starting a business. She will also receive Whitney Houston’s jewelry, cars and worldly possessions.
Whitney Houston died in Beverly Hills at age 48. Her cause of death has yet to be determined officially, but many think substance abuse played a factor.
There was much speculation that Whitney Houston was going bankrupt before her death, but her untimely demise has resulted in a morbid windfall for the singer’s fortunes. Sales of her music have increased, and there was even a mini biographical pubishing boom on Amazon after Whitney Houston’s death.
Whatever the dollars and cents she is left with, let’s hope that Bobbi Kristina Brown can grow up to be a fine young woman despite her mother’s untimely death.