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"Omg! Insider" host Kevin Frazier spoke exclusively to Pat Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law, business partner and best friend, about how her family will be marking what would have been Whitney’s half-century marker.
“We are celebrating with a private dinner at our home here in Georgia, that was one of Whitney’s favorite birthday celebrations," Pat states. "It’s a very emotional time for all of us but she would want us to celebrate with peace, love and happiness. Today, we celebrate a legacy of a matchless gift, Whitney Houston … To all of her fans, let’s celebrate with divine peace, love and joy.”
Whitney passed away on February 12, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills at the age of 48. She died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease.
No word yet today from Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, but she did tweet on Wednesday about missing her mom:
I love you mommy• There will Never Be Another•I have YOUR blood running through my veins & I intend2make thee best of what YOU'VE given me.
- Whitney Houston