Madame Tussauds Unveils Four New Whitney Houston Wax Figures A Year After Her Death
Madame Tussauds debuted a series of four new wax figures of the late Whitney Houston on Thursday at their New York City location.
Whitney's family was on hand to witness the unveiling, including her mother Cissy and Brothers Gary and MIchael and their wives.
The four new figures depict Whitney during the various phases of her career in music and movies and will reportedly be split up and relocated to some of the other Madame Tussauds museums in the U.S.
Houston's smash hit ballad "I Will Always Love You," from the soundtrack to her film The Bodyguard, was recently named the most popular love song in the U.S. according to a new Valentine's Day poll from Sony Electronics.
The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" came in second; while Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman," Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful," and The Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love" round out the top five.
Houston drowned in the bathtub of her hotel suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel prior to record producer Clive Davis's annual Grammy Awards bash a year ago.
Davis throws his annual party at the hotel's ballroom every year on the eve of the Grammys; and this year organizers invited the late singer's mom, who wasn't too pleased with her invitation.
"I got an invitation to the party, which is the most obscene thing..." she said at the wax figure unveiling. "I don't know why they would want me to come to the party where she died."
Whitney's brother Gary and his wife Pat, who was her manager, will be attending the party, however.