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The late, great Whitney Houston will be featured as a hologram to stream on FilmOn.org
A hologram of the late, great Whitney Houston will arrive next year.
Hologram USA and Houston’s estate announced Friday that the hologram will stream live on FilmOn.com.
Houston’s sister-in-law and president of her estate said in a statement that the hologram is “a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come.”
Houston died in 2012 at age 48.
Rapper Snoop Dogg (l.) and a hologram of deceased Tupac Shakur perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
FilmOn is a free online and live TV app. Alki David, who is the CEO of Hologram USA, also founded FilmOn.
Hologram USA announced earlier this week that a Billie Holiday hologram will debut later this year at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.
The controversial technology has been used in recent years to posthumously resurrect performances from Michael Jackson at last year’s Billboard Music Awards and Tupac Shakur at the 2012 Coachella festival. Critics question the ethics of depicting a dead performer who can’t give permission for the use of their image.