Whitney reigned at the top of the pop charts and broke musical barriers during the 1980s and 1990s. Today’s growing pop stars like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce are still chasing after Houston at the height of her career.
Despite her immeasurable success, Whitney had a hard fall from fame. Following her marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown, Whitney’s life became plagued by drug use and erratic behavior. After years of abusing drugs like cocaine and pills Houston would eventually lose her once pitch perfect voice. One beautiful thing came of her tumultuous marriage, the birth of her daughter Bobbi Kristina. Whitney would eventually take a swing at a comeback with minimal success.
“The biggest devil is me. I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy,” said Houston to ABC’s Diane Sawyer during her infamous 2002 interview.
Whitney’s shocking death comes weeks after she reportedly went into bankruptcy and two days after she was spotted leaving Tru Hollywoood nightclub looking out of sorts. Earlier today Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said the singer had died.
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Rest in peace Whitney Houston, we will always love you.
UPDATE-According to TMZ Whitney Houston’s body was found underwater. Houston, her stylist, hairdresser and two bodyguards were present at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to prepare for Clive Davis’ annual Grammy party. After Whitney remained in the bath for over an hour one of the women entered to find a horrifying scene. Reportedly, Whitney’s head was underwater while her feet were out, as if she slid down into the tub. A bodyguard entered and removed the pop star from the tub, attempted CPR then called hotel security and then 911.
Sadly, paramedics were unable to revive Whitney Houston who was pronounced dead at 3:55pm PST.