More than 100 items belonging to the late American music star, Whitney Houston, are up for grab, more than four years after her death.
Her estate, according to media report is putting the items of the late superstar on the auction block. The items includes Houston awards, international passport, script from waiting to exhale and pieces of her wardrobe.
“We felt that it was time to give something of Whitney to the people who loved her and her music,” said Pat Houston, Whitney’s manager, president of the Whitney Houston estate, and her sister-in-law, “and, conversely, who Whitney loved back with all of her heart and soul.”
Houston died on Feb. 11, 2012. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning due to heart disease and cocaine use.
The 48-year-old singer was found dead in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel ahead of the annual soiree hosted by music mogul Clive Davis on Grammy weekend.
Now, fans can own artifacts from Houston’s illustrious career by bidding on them at a public auction on June 25 and 25 at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills.
Some of the items will also be on public display ahead of time at the Heritage Auctions gallery in New York City (June 13-17) and at the Beverly Hills location (June 22-23).
“Whitney Houston, still so widely beloved and venerated today, was the voice of her generation and the most highly awarded female vocalist in history,” noted Garry Shrum, the consignment director for Entertainment & Music Memorabilia, of which the Houston items are a part, at Heritage Auctions. “This collection, lovingly offered by her family and her estate, offers fans and collectors both moving insight into her amazing talent and glamorous career.”
*Photo shows late Houston.