Exciting Or Exploiting? Whitney Houston’s Belongings Put Up For Auction

Published: Wednesday 1st Jun 2016 by Sam
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In isolation, Whitney Houston‘s death remains one of music’s biggest tragedies. Yet, the aftermath of her passing continues to rustle feathers.

From the demise of daughter Bobbi Kristina, to a divisive biopic, and more recently a hologram fiasco, it’s been far from plain sailing for the late singer’s estate – which is headed up by sister-in-law Pat Houston.

The icon’s posthumous narrative takes another interesting turn today, for it has been announced that over 100 of her personal items are being put up for auction – including her passport.

Details below…

Speaking on the sale which takes place June 24th-25th at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, Pat said in a statement:

“We felt that it was time to give something of Whitney to the people who loved her and her music.”

Ahead the live date, the artefacts will be on display  at the Heritage Auctions gallery in New York City (June 13th-17th) and at the Beverly Hills location (June 22th-23th).

Peep some of what will be up for grabs, including awards and costumes, below…
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Whatever side of the debate one sits on, this only serves to remind how sad the Whitney story is and how much of a Shakespearean tragedy her passing is.

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  1. Nate June 1, 2016

    Exploitive! Here they go, at it again. The hologram flopped, so they needed to generate money elsewhere…. If Whitney and her daughter are gone, what is this money being generated for or for who?

  2. IG : @mixedboy June 1, 2016

    Ummmmmm every single estate has sold items on the auction block. Michael, Joan Rivers, etc.! Get them coins!

  3. john Bieber June 1, 2016

    Lets this be a lesson to Artists – Write your own songs!

    • Dossome June 1, 2016

      No amount of money can quench the thirst of a greedy person.If Pat can go this far,she would’ve definitely still auctioned off Whitney’s personal valuables regardless of whether songwriting royalties was coming in or not

  4. Fancy BISH June 1, 2016

    I can’t with this bish! Google Pat Houston and you will see what no edges truly looks like lol…LAWD!

  5. Meteorite June 1, 2016

    The Devil is a lie!

  6. 1mcluver June 1, 2016

    this is truly sickening.

  7. PeaceMaker June 1, 2016

    I never trusted that bish Pat Houston. Sad!!! just sad. I wonder how Whitney’s mom feels about all this.

  8. Dossome June 1, 2016

    She’s even auctioning her credit cards,wedding dress and diary..Pat is the devil itself.Where does the money go?Cissy’s a 83yr old multimillionaire,she doesn’t to sell her late daughter’s valuables to make ends meet…I hear there’s a petition online to stop this madness,definitely looking to sign it

    • Royalkev June 1, 2016

      Me too Dos! Please keep me posted if you find it!

  9. Royalkev June 1, 2016

    I think it’s one thing to auction off Whitney’s performing costumes and certain memorabilia related to her music, but selling passports and awards is doing way too much! It’s crazy, on the one hand I’m sure Whitney gave this woman the ok to make money off of her name in the event of her passing (because you can’t take anything with you when you go and Whitney seemed so unselfish), but this is disgraceful! This really goes to show you that your so called friends can end up being one of your worst enemies! I wish people like Whitney did a better job at watching out for users and envious people. It’s so dangerous to keep these folks in your life.

    • Dossome June 1, 2016

      This woman has no respect or regard for Whitney at all.Are things so bad she has to auction off her passports,credit cards,wedding gown and even her diary?Like 4real,she’s selling her late sister in law’s diary to make money for herself!!!!!!!!!!How I wish Bobbi Kristina was still here to stop this disgusting woman,ugh

      • Royalkev June 1, 2016

        Exactly! I really tried to give Pat the benefit of the doubt after the hyping of this hologram mess! In my mind, I initially felt like Whitney wouldn’t hold anything against Pat for using her name to earn money and take care of her family (especially now that Whitney’s daughter is gone). Selling credit cards and passports is just taking things too far! These items are too personal and it’s a bit uncouth of her to make money off of any ole thing with Whitney’s name on it! I’m kind of glad Whitney lost most of her fortune before she died now, because I don’t think Pat or even Bobby Brown, deserved a cent of it! Pat’s true character is revealing itself and nothing good will come of this in the end!

      • LmfaoHoe June 1, 2016

        I swear to God I feel as though both Whitney and her daughter were murdered. Think about it, soon as Bobbie Kristina died they announced only two months later a hologram. I doubt Bobbie would’ve been open to seeing her mother done like that. I ve always felt Whitney, Michael, and now Prince’s deaths were covering up a murder in order to make them out as drug addicts. Jimi Hendrix said it best ” your worth more dead than alive”

    • Nahh June 2, 2016

      Whitney didn’t give her the OK for anything I think y’all forget Whitney hated being famous she would have never been ok with somebody selling her damn passport and personal items like awards are one thing but her passport wtf ? No regards to pass it down to family members nothing

  10. Sam June 1, 2016

    I don’t get it. Whitney has died and so has her only child. The only reason that they would be selling all this time on is to fund their own lifestyle.
    Whitney was iconic, so before you donate the awards and outfits to an exhibition you sell them to find your own lifestyle, I’m sure you’ve already sold property and anything belonging to bobbi Kristina.

  11. Dossome June 1, 2016

    I’m now pretty sure Pat was the one who sold photos of Whitney in a casket to the tabloids…If these are the people we keep as friends,then what would we expect from enemies???

    • Royalkev June 1, 2016

      Ok! I swear Whitney, MJ and now Prince would probably be amazed to see how many “friends” are willing to cash in on disgracing them!

      • Cinnamon Girl June 1, 2016

        Prince’s friends are not cashing in on his death

  12. whut June 1, 2016

    I don’t see what the big deal is. Every deceased entertainer from Elvis to Marilyn’s estates have sold personal items of theirs at auction. And wasn’t Whitney’s estate recently hit with a tax bill in the millions? This is most likely the reason for the auction.

  13. JOHNVIDAL June 2, 2016

    WOW Whitney was so beautiful! look at the photo! She was everything a singer could be. That´s for sure. About the story itself: sometimes it hurts me too much to think about it so I try to avoid all these stuff. The time of her passing was truly devastating, the death of an artist that has touched me the most.

  14. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely June 2, 2016

    Wow

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