In February, Mariah posted a pic of herself and Whitney in a recording studio. On the 10th anniversary of Whitney’s death, she tweeted, “Missing you.” The pic was from the ’90s, when they were recording their hit song “When You Believe,” featured in the movie “The Prince of Egypt.”
A few years ago, Mariah opened up on their friendship, telling Variety, “What has to change in our industry the most… is the pitting of women against each other. We didn’t know each other, and she was one of the greatest of all time. And then we finally did a duet together that won an Oscar. We had the best time working together. It was a female camaraderie.”
In 2011, Houston was found unresponsive and underwater in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton, just hours before she was scheduled to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party.
A month after she died, her cause of death was revealed as accidental drowning, with cocaine use and heart disease as the main contributing factors.