Details of Whitney Houston’s Last Will and Testament
Singer Whitney Houston’s last will and testament was filed with a Fulton County, Ga., probate court last month. The 19-page typewritten document reportedly leaves Houston’s entire estate to her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown.
Money for the 19-year-old will be placed into a trust and dispersed gradually. The first distribution comes when she turns 21, a second at age 25 and the final payment at age 30. Bobbi Kristina also receives all of her mother’s personal property, described in Houston’s last will as:
My household furniture and furnishings and other articles of household use or ornament located at any real estate used by me on a full or part-time basis for my residential purposes, together with all of my clothing, personal effects, jewelry, and automobiles, and all insurance policies thereon.
Although Houston’s ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown, is mentioned in the will, she did not leave him any part of her estate.
Houston originally signed the will on Feb. 3, 1993, while she was still married to Brown and about a month before Bobbi Kristina was born. An April 14, 2000, codicil (or amendment) to the will makes some minor changes—naming her mother as executor and her brother as one of the trustees in place of the attorney who was originally named to both of those roles.
Shortly after Houston died, her mother Cissy Houston said she would not serve as executor of her daughter’s estate. In her place, the probate judge named Marion (Patricia) Houston, who was the singer’s manager and sister-in-law, to serve as executor.
Houston died on February 11, 2012, when she drowned in her bathtub at at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The L.A. County Coroner said she had cocaine, marijuana, Xanax (anxiety medication), Flexeril (muscle relaxer) and Benadryl (allergy medication) in her system.