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Whitney Houston’s mother writing book on daughter’s ‘astonishing life’

NEW YORK - Whitney Houston’s mother, former gospel singer Cissy Houston, is writing a book about her daughter’s life, publisher HarperCollins said on Tuesday.

The book, due out next February, is being billed as “the definitive account of Whitney Houston’s astonishing life” and her death last February at the age of 48.

“In sharing our story in this book, I hope to give her fans something to treasure the way we all treasured Whitney,” Cissy Houston said in a statement. “We are still receiving thousands of letters each day from her fans, and I hope reading this book will provide a deeper understanding of my daughter’s true story.”

Cissy Houston, 78, a former backup singer for Aretha Franklin, has publicly said little about her daughter since she was found dead in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel. Authorities have said the pop star was the victim of an accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease. Reuters
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