Whitney Houston became the latest celebrity to death that can reportedly be attributed to drugs. Her death follows Michael Jackson’s death and Amy Winehouse’s death.
Houston’s music including classics like ” I Will Always Love You” and “I Want To Dance With Somebody” will live on as well as two new songs.
The last songs Whitney Houston recorded before she passed away this weekend, will reportedly be featured in the upcoming flick “Sparkle.”
One of the singer’s last songs will be heard on camera while the other during the closing credits, reported Billboard who also reported that Houston songs to be featured include “Eyes on the Sparrow” and “Celebrate” with R. Kelly.
Houston was set to appear in the film, which would be her fourth time appearing on the big screen. It would be her first role since 1996 and follows her famous role in “Bodyguard” in 1992, 1995’s “Waiting to Exhale” and “The Preacher’s Wife” the following year.
It comes as the remake of the 70s film the follows three singing sisters in the 50s Harlem.
The film is set to hit theaters in August and stars Jordin Sparks as Sparkle Williams.
Houston died this past Saturday afternoon. She was 48 years old.
Houston was found reportedly submerged in her bathtub in her hotel room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton. Paramedics arrived but were unsuccessful at attempts to revive the singer. She was pronounced dead minutes later at 3:55 p.m.
Kristen Foster, a publicist for Houston said the cause of death was unknown Saturday. Reportedly, there were no signs of criminal intent.
Rumors are swirling the Houston was taking prescription anti-depressant Xanax and that it could have contributed to her reported bathtub death.
The actual cause of death will be determined by the L.A. Co. Coroner’s Office.
Houston’s death was just shy of the Grammy Awards, a prestigious awards show that honored her six times—Currently, the Grammy Awards crew is reportedly currently scrambling to organize a tribute to the late singer with the likes of Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan.
The legendary singer was on top of the world at one point, collecting award after award until her career took a backseat to alleged drug abuse and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown that played out on reality television.
“The biggest devil is me. I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy,” Houston said in an interview with Diane Sawyer in 2002.
The two divorced in 2007 and Houston reportedly sought help via rehab though Houston was never really able to regain her successful singing career once again.