Whitney Houston is rising from the dead. Sort of. The late singer’s sister-in-law, who is also the executor of her estate, told The New York Times in a new interview that Houston’s hologram may be going on a tour. And there could also be a new album and Broadway musical.
“Everything is about timing for me,” Houston, who began managing the songstress in the early 2000s, told the paper. “It’s been quite emotional for the past seven years. But now it’s about being strategic.”
“Whitney was America’s sweetheart,” Larry Mestel, the founder of the company that just signed a deal to acquire half of the late singer’s estate, also told NYT. “And the idea now is to remind people that that is what her legacy is.”
According to The New York Times, the hologram of the singer is already in the works. The plan? To have her perform some of her biggest hits, including “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “The Greatest Love of All.” The plan, per the paper, is to have the hologram supported by her original band and backup singers, which includes her brother Gary, who is Pat Houston’s husband.
“The hologram has taken precedence over everything,” Pat told The New York Times. She added that she wants the projection to reflect the amazing performer the Grammy winner was 20 years ago, when Pat accompanied Whitney on tour for the first time. “I watched a woman go on stage and was just absolutely flawless.”
The performer died in February 2012 at age 48. She was found facedown in a hotel bathtub. Her cause of death was accidental drowning, but the toxicology results also revealed she had cocaine in her system at the time of death.