Whitney Houston Through The Years (PHOTOS)

/ February 11, 2012

Whitney Dead at 48
Whitney Houston passes away.
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Fans are shocked to hear of the death of the music legend Whitney Houston, who passed away today, Feb. 11.  The singer was born on August, 9, 1963 to Cissy Houston, who was a notable gospel singer. Whitney went on to marry her husband Bobby Brown in 1992, who she filed for divorce from in 2006. The two shared one child together, Bobbi Kristina.

Whitney debuted her first album in 1985 and won her first Grammy in 1986 for the Best Pop Vocal Performance and Best Female Performer.

This was just the beginning of the singer’s award-winning musical career. She released her second album ‘Whitney’ in 1987 and received her second Grammy award in 1988 for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her hit “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

In 1992, Whitney stared in the box office blockbuster The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner. She also recorded six tracks for the soundtrack. Her mega hit “I Will Always Love You” from the movie became one of the songs she is most famous for.

Shortly after 1995, Whitney co-produced her next album Waiting to Exhale with Babyface. Whitney’s Greatest Hits album was released in April of 2000.

Despite her very successful career, Whitney battled with drug addiction and checked into rehab twice in her lifetime. She claimed to be drug free in 2010 in an interview with talk host Oprah Winfrey.

She was recently said to be working on a new film, Sparkle, with singer Jordin Sparks. This would have been her first on-screen performance since the Preacher’s Wife with Denzel Washington in 1996. in It has been reported that her scenes for movie were completed.

Whitney was found dead at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel, the cause of death is still unknown.