‘Kurt & Courtney’ filmmaker to make Whitney Houston documentary

Nick Broomfield is set to investigate the biggest female artist of all time for BBC2

The man behind a controversial documentary about the death of Kurt Cobain is to produce a new film about the life of Whitney Houston.

With Whitney, Nick Broomfield, who has also investigated the likes of Sarah Palin, hopes to explore “the forces that made and then destroyed the singer”, who died in 2012 when she drowned in a bathtub with traces of cocaine and champagne in her system. The film will be shown on BBC2.

Broomfield courted major controversy with his 1998 look at the circumstances surrounding Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994. The Nirvana singer’s death was officially ruled a suicide, but Broomfield investigated conspiracy theories suggesting he had been murdered. The film culminates in his being removed from the stage during an event at which Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, is a guest.

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Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub on February 11, 2012. Her death was caused by accidental drowning, heart disease and cocaine use. In her will, she left everything to Bobbi Kristina, her only child, who passed away last year.

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