Whitney Houston died unexpectedly in 2012, just hours before she was scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards.

The official cause of death was determined to be unintentional drowning, which was caused by a combination of long-term drug use and cardiac issues.

According to USA Today, her estate was valued at around $20 million at the time of her death. That was left to her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and was allocated to her in a way that took her age into account, according to the terms of her will.

Three years after her mother’s death, Bobbi Kristina was discovered in the bathtub of her Georgia house, which she inherited from her mother. Bobbi Kristina’s mother had passed away three years before.

Six months later, she vanished without regaining consciousness before succumbing to her injuries. Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, was named as the beneficiary of the remainder of Whitney Houston’s estate in her will.

On the other hand, the will be provided that if Whitney Houston’s daughter died before having children, the remainder of her inheritance would go to Cissy Houston. Cissy Houston also requested that another family member serves as the estate executor. Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, was speaking there.

In 2022, Variety reported that the value of her estate had increased by a factor of four since her death. This was greatly owed to the collaborative efforts of her estate and her partner, Primary Wave Music.

“The ability to sing like Whitney Houston is without a doubt one of the most great assets that one could possess,” stated Adam Lowenberg, Primary Wave’s Chief Marketing Officer. “At all times, we strive to keep the setting as natural and real to Whitney as possible.”