Songstress Whitney Houston has had lyrics to her famous hit ‘I Will Always Love You’ engraved onto her red granite memorial in honour of one of her biggest life achievements.
Although ‘I Will Always Love You’ was originally performed and written in 1974 by country singer Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston’s 1992 rendition took the song to new heights of fame and music legend. Whitney performed the song to be part of the soundtrack for her 1992 film The Bodyguard, a film that ended up being the second-highest-grossing film in the world in 1992, and a soundtrack that became the best-selling soundtrack of all time.
Whitney won two Grammy Awards for her performance and ‘I Will Always Love You’ has since become synonymous with the film and with Whitney’s life. Not only was the title of the song engraved on her headstone, but her affectionate nickname ‘The Voice’ was also added to the memorial.
The death of Whitney Houston came as a shock to the world, a death made all the more tragic by the fact that it was caused by accidental drowning. Some of the music industry’s biggest names, including Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys, attended her memorial service to pay tribute to the star.
The red granite gravestone is in the shape of a teardrop and features a heart and cross design, a touching tribute to the star, and it has now been added to her resting place at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, over a year after her death.
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