Whitney Houston wax figures will be displayed at various Madame Tussauds wax museums, People magazine reported on Feb. 7, 2013. Four separate figures of the legendary pop star, who died Feb. 11, 2012 at the age of 48, have been created, and it's the first time in 200 years that Tussauds has made so many images of one person. "We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career," Houston's manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston said. "This is something we are excited to do for the fans." The unveiling of all the figures happens in New York on Thursday, Feb. 8.
The images were created in London. The Washington D.C. Tussauds gets Houston singing the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl. The Hollywood location will receive a figure of the singer as the character Rachel Marron in 1992's "The Bodyguard." Houston's look in the 1988 video "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" is what the Las Vegas location is receiving, and New York's Tussauds gets Whitney the way she looked in a 2009 shot for her final album "I Look to You."
One of the most famous pop and R&B stars, Whitney drowned in a Beverly Hilton hotel bathtub after a drug binge. Cocaine was found in the singer's system. As a consequence, there's been what some may deem negative press about the star after her passing. Whitney's brother Michael Houston told Oprah, on "Oprah's Next Chapter," that he was the one who got the singer hooked on crack cocaine. Later, Bobbi Kristina slammed her grandmother Cissy Houston’s "Remembering Whitney" as being disrespectful to her late mother.
Perhaps the beautiful wax figures of the star will put to rest the negative aspects of the singer's life and leave everything on a high note? Most people would probably conclude that a woman who is considered one of the best-selling artists of all time deserves that.
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