The life and career of Whitney Houston is highlighted in a new comic book by Bluewater Productions.

"Tribute: Whitney Houston" provides a colourful biography of Houston's life from a young girl in Newark, New Jersey to a global star.

The glossy ends with the death of the superstar and key moments from her funeral, including quotes from actor Kevin Costner.

The publication will be released on Wednesday, August 7 in order to mark the singer's 50th birthday.

Police said Houston died in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 12th 2012 , where she had been staying as a guest.

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