Queen of Pop Whitney Houston dies at 48

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Entertainment legend Whitney Houston, died at 48 on the eve of the Grammy Awards.  She was declared dead by the Beverly Hills police, 3:55 pm, Saturday, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The cause of death is still being investigated.  Houston was said to be in Los Angeles for a tribute to Clive Davis, a music executive.

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The Grammy Award winner has risen to fame during the 1980s.  Her debut album “Whitney Houston’, released in 1985, will go on to be listed in the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Album of All Time.

With numerous successful albums under her belt, Whitney Houston was offered to do movies.  Released in 1992, her first movie, ‘The Bodyguard’ co-starring Kevin Costner, and its soundtrack enjoyed immense commercial success.  The lead single ‘I Will Always Love You’ became Houston’s signature song all over the world.

Whitney Houston’s iconic hits were ‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘Run to You’, ‘I Have Nothing’, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘When You Believe’, a duet with Mariah Carey, among others.

According to the Guinness World Records, she was the most awarded female artist of all time, with 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010 (Wikipedia).

Her success faded during the 2000s following her marriage with Bobby Brown, also adding drug abuse, erratic behaviors, and bizarre public appearances.

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