The legendary Whitney Houston would have turned 49 years old today and while she is no longer here to celebrate, her legacy still lives on through her music, family andÂ adoring fans.
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To gear up for theÂ release of Houston’s last film Sparkle, castmate Jordin Sparks discussed what it was like getting so close to the icon just months before her untimely death.
“We got to experience the beauty and the essence and the humility that was Whitney. And we had those last moments of her,” Sparks said.
You can catch Houston in Sparkle when it hits theaters nationwide on August 17.