Whitney Houston’s life story is the subject of a new documentary, Always Whitney.

The 1-hour-and-9-minute special, out today

spans Houston’s New Jersey roots to her death at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last February.

Music business insiders discuss Houston’s legacy amid news archives and interview footage with the likes of Smokey Robinson,

Clive Davis, Dionne Warwick, Bobby Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and former president George Bush, among others.

The film celebrates her life but also addresses her personal and professional struggles. A registered psychologist, psychotherapist and director of Voice Osborne Head and Neck Institute describe how Houston exhibited symptoms of drug addiction that ultimately damaged her voice.

Houston would have turned 49 this Thursday.

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