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MagazineFeb 12, 2012
In Memoriam: Whitney Houston 1963 - 2012
American singer and occasional actress Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48. In her moment of glory, the 80's and 90's, she sold over 170 million albums and starred in box office smash The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner. However, after the 90's her success and her life went downhill, fast. Whitney Houston started making headlines for her drug use, domestic abuse, drink problem and general bat sh*t craziness instead of her singing. She's tried to make a come back several times, but she never really hit the high notes like she did in her glory years. It's sad to see someone with all her talent, money and fame go the way she did, but the world will keep on turning and there are worse things to worry about, like people dying in Syria for a slice of freedom.
Whitney Houston performs at the Pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons in this file photo taken in Beverly Hills, February 12, 2011. Houston has died, according to her publicist on February 11, 2012. She was 48. REUTERS/Phil McCarten/Files
Singer Whitney Houston looks on on the German TV game show Wetten Dass in Freiburg, in this file photo taken October 3, 2009. Houston has died, according to her publicist on February 11, 2012. She was 48. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele/Files