Death Cause of John Russell Houston, Bio, Family, Wives, Children

Facts of John Russell Houston

Full Name:John Russell Houston
Birthday:September 13, 1920.
Birthplace:Trenton, New Jersey
Sun Sign:Virgo
Wife:Barbara Peggy Houston
Profession:Entertainment Manager
Net Worth:$1.7 million
Parents:Sarah Houston and John Houston

John Russell Houston, an entertainment manager grabbed the media spotlight as the father of American singer, Whitney Houston.

Who were John Russell Houston’s Parents?

John Russell Houston opened his beautiful pair of eyes for the very first time on September 13, 1920. He hails from Trenton, New Jersey, the United States of America. John was 83 years old at the time of his death. Houston had a birth sign, Virgo.

John Russell Houston with his family
Caption: John Russell Houston with his family (Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheat)

John Russell Houston Jr was his birth name. He was born as the son of Sarah Houston (mother) and John Houston (father). Houston had American citizenship and he belonged to a diverse ethnic community. Moreover, Houston used to follow the Christianity religion.

How many times did John Russell Houston marry?

John had married thrice in his life. At the time of his death, he was married to Barbara Peggy Houston. Before that, he tied the wedding knot with his longtime girlfriend, Cissy Houston. By profession, Sissy was also an American singer.

John Russell Houston's ex-wife with his daughter
Caption: John Russell Houston’s ex-wife with his daughter (Source: Oprah Daily)

In 1959, Cissy and John walked down the aisle in presence of their close ones. John was the second husband of Cissy. After living with each other for 31 years, Cissy decided to end the marriage. They legally got divorced in 1990.

Were John Russell Houston and Elsie Hamilton married?

Yes, Elsie is his second wife of John. They have been married for some time. After some time of their marriage, they got divorced due to some reason.

Who are John Russell Houston’s Children?

Russell was the father of four kids. He welcomed a daughter named Alana Houston with Peggy. With Elsie Hamilton, he welcomed, John Russell Houston III.

Caption: John Russell Houston daughter in front of the house (Source: Daily Mail)
Caption: John with his daughter (Source: IMDB)

With his ex-wife Cissy, he welcomed one son and one daughter. Whitney Houston and Michael Houston is the name of his children. Whitney was born on August 9, 1963. Michael was born on August 14, 1961. Both of his children are singers by profession.

Bobbi Kristina Brown and Gary Houston were his grandchildren. Bobbi is the son of Whitney and Gary is the son of Michael.

Did John Russell Houston file a lawsuit against his daughter?

Yes, John filed a lawsuit against Whitney. His company filed a lawsuit for $100 million as she didn’t pay for the deal negotiation that has been with her father’s company. She also added:

“My dad was being influenced by people that were lying. My father was sickly at the time, he was in the hospital. I was paying the bills, I took care of my father.”

What happened to Whitney Houston?

Whitney died on February 11, 2012. Houston was only 49 years old at the time of her death. Due to accidental drowning with heart disease and cocaine she left this beautiful world.

How much was John Russell Houston’s Net Worth?

At the time of his death, his estimated net worth of John was $1.7 million. John was able to collect this huge fortune from his professional career as an Entertainment manager. Additionally, John had an annual salary of $53k from his career.

John Russell Houston daughter in front of the house
Caption: John Russell Houston’s daughter in front of the house (Source: Daily Mail)

His ex-wife, Cissy had a net worth of $6 million. Cissy had an annual salary of $400k as which is the average salary of a singer in the United States. His daughter, Whitney had a net worth of $20 million. This is the outcome of her singing career. $417k was her annual salary from her singing career.

How did John Russell Houston die?

John left this world on February 2, 2002. He was only 83 years old at the time of his death. The main reason behind his death is diabetes and heart problems.

Did Whitney Houston attend her father’s funeral?

No, Whitney didn’t attend her father’s funeral and burial. But, she had a private memorial ceremony due to press coverage, she also said that she wanted to be away from the media and said:

“I had a memorial the day before the funeral. That was my own. It was so much press, and the media was following me around, I couldn’t grieve in privacy, So I had my own service and then I had one for [his friends] that they could go to.”

Career Line of John Russell Houston

  • John was an entertainment manager by profession.
  • He even helped his wife and daughter to establish their singing career.
John Russell Houston in the frame
Caption: John Russell Houston in the frame (Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet)
  • John also served as an army serviceman.
  • He worked in Artista records as an entertainment manager.