Today would have been the 49th birthday of a musical icon praised for her vocal ability and one-of-a-kind talent. Whitney Elizabeth Houston would be one year shy of 50 on today Aug. 9, had she not passed away Feb. 11 in a Beverly Hills hotel room. And on this celebration of her birth, Twitter has been flooded with birthday wishes from Houston’s supporters who continue to keep her legacy alive, even sparking the #HappyBDayWhitney trending topic. Most noticeably Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was seen on the social network commemorating her mother.
Besides Bobbi Kris, a number of other celebs are remembering Houston including her cast members from the movie ‘Sparkle.’ On August 17 Houston fans will have a chance to see her final box office performance as she plays the mother of Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo in the film. With that in mind, all three ladies wished their fallen friend sincere wishes on this special day and encouraged their fans to do the same. Check out Whitney’s ‘happy birthday’ messages from the cast of Sparkle and other notable celebs below. -danielle canada