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A documentary about the life of late singer Whitney Houston will be showing the rise and demons which ruined the singer’s life till she died in 2012 at the age of 48.
The film, Whitney, is directed by Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald and debuted this week in Cannes.
Heartbreaking details about the lives of both Whitney Houston and her daughter are coming to light . In the film, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday and was executive produced by family member Pat Houston, numerous relatives, friends and associates offer unflinching accounts of Houston’s amazing life and the demons that plagued her and her only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown. The film “probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.”
The new documentary about Whitney Houston alleges that her cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, sexually abused her. Dee Dee Warwick is the younger sister of soul singer Dionne Warwick and was the niece of Houston’s mother.
The film, which covers everything from Whitney’s own experience with child abuse to her meteoric rise and fall from grace, offers firsthand accounts of the superstar’s death at 48 on Feb. 11, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Just before footage of Whitney performing “I Have Nothing”, it ends with a title card detailing the eerily similar details surrounding the death of her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who died at 22 on July 26, 2015, six months after also being found unconscious in a bathtub. Bobbi Kristina was born through her marriage with Bobby Brown. Houston ended her volatile 15-year marriage to singer Bobby Brown in 2007. Their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died at a hospice in 2015 at the age of 22, six months after she was found unresponsive in a bath.
Despite Whitney and Bobby’s love for their only child, “They didn’t take care of Krissy,” says one family member when interviewed, “They just left her to the wolves.”
In one troubling scene, footage is shown of Bobbi Kristina at an unknown age lurched over an iPad, snorting a powdered substance. In another recollection, Pat Houston recalls the time Whitney had to rush to the hospital because Bobbi Kristina had reportedly “cut her arms.”
Everyone from Houston’s brothers to her trusted assistant Mary Jones admits to how hard life was on Bobbi Kristina, who from childhood had a front-row seat to her parents’ chaotic marriage and struggle with drug abuse.