Happy 49th Birthday Whitney Houston T. Piper August 9, 2012 News Today feels bittersweet for many a fan of Whitney Houston. Today marks what would have been the singer’s 49th birthday. Tragically, she lost her life after a deadly mix of alcohol and drugs resulted in her drowning in her hotel bathroom this past February. Houston since has lived on with her highly anticipated role in the upcoming film Sparkle (due August 17th) being raved about from fans and critics alike. Still feels surreal to lose one of the more powerful voices in the history of modern music. A legend despite it all, we tip our hats to the lovely, late, Miss Houston. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.