Whitney Houston (1963-2012)

Singer/Actress On February 11, 2012, the sudden death of pop icon Whitney Houston shocked the world.  Since then, reports have been released that the famous singer drowned in her Beverly Hills hotel due to atherosclerotic heart disease and chronic cocaine use.  Houston was 48-years old. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Whitney Houston was the most awarded female artist of all time with an astounding 415 career awards as of 2010.  Houston sold over 170 million albums and singles worldwide.  Some of her biggest hits came off of her self-titled debut album Whitney, I'm Your Baby Tonight and The Bodyguard. She starred both in movies (The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, The Preacher's Wife) and TV (Cinderella).  Houston and pop star Bobby Brown divorced in 2007 after 14 years of marriage; they have one daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

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Whitney Houston's Mother Speaks Out Against Lifetime Biopic

Cissy Houston blasts network for going forward with film, "in spite of family's objections."

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Canadian singer lends vocals to the upcoming made-for-tv movie directed by Angela Bassett.

Bobbi Kristina Denies Posting Drug Pic With Cryptic Message

Whitney's daughter says hacker put up the desperate plea.

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