We’ll always remember Whitney Houston singing of joy and pain, love and heartbreak, triumph and failure, like no one else. We will never forget the music icon and legend who passed away at the age of 48 on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA. The official coroner’s report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors. In her honor we pause to appreciate and celebrate her talent and amazing voice. Even with the diva’s dark side, in addition to being a phenomenal singer, Houston was an actress, producer, and model.
Throughout her career, Houston won 7 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards and 22 American Music Awards. Houston’s first acting role was in ‘The Bodyguard’ starring alongside Kevin Cosner in 1992. The film’s original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single “I Will Always Love You,” became the best-selling single by a woman in music history.
Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996). Even after her passing, she continues to influence musicians with her powerful voice and songs.
As highly reported, in a devastating turn of events, Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was similarly found unresponsive in a bathtub inside of her home and passed away at the age of 22 on July 26, 2015.
R.I.P., Gone too soon.
Source: YouTube Whitney Houston’s official music video for ‘I Will Always Love You,’ Instagram