​Whitney Houston’s Headstone: Pop Singer’s Headstone Reads Song

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July 24, 2013

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Whitney Houston’s grave in a New Jersey cemetery has been marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone. Added to the headstone are the words, “I will always love you.”

The 48-year-old pop music queen died Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. An autopsy found she had drowned accidentally, with heart disease and cocaine use contributing to her death.

She was buried next to her father in Westfield, N.J., about 20 miles west of New York.

Her headstone includes a heart-shaped engraving upon which her image and the words “The Voice” are etched in capital letters.

Just below is the inscription “I will always love you,” from the Dolly Parton song Houston made famous. Houston’s recording of the song was played at her funeral.

Houston’s signature song, written and first recorded by Dolly Parton, comes from her 1992 film “The Bodyguard.”

The music legend was laid to rest on Feb. 19, 2012, just one day after friends, family members and fans honored her during a four-hour funeral service at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.

Houston’s survivors include Bobbi Kristina Brown, her 20-year-old daughter with Brown, a troubled figure himself, whom she divorced in 2007.