On February 11, 2012, legendary singer, Whitney Houston, passed away. Houston was found in her hotel room in Beverly Hills, California. Cause of death is not confirmed yet, however, there are speculations that drugs and alcohol played a role in her passing.
Whitney Houston The Music Legend
Whitney Houston was one of the few real music legends of our time, being cited as the most-awarded female act of all time. Mrs. Houston’s list of awards is impressive, to say the least:
- Winner of 6 Grammy’s,
- 2 Emmy’s,
- 30 Billboard Music Awards,
- 22 American Music Awards
And those are just a few. Whitney has made her mark in music history in the early 1990’s with songs like “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” and “How Will I Know”.
Whitney Houston became a pop star icon whose music stands the test of time. Generations still sing her songs and know her lyrics by heart. Although Houston publically battled with drugs and hardships, she is still respected by her peers and fans.
Whitney Houston The Movie Star
Proving her rare combination of talent and versatility, Mrs. Houston also starred in many major motion pictures, a leap that very few pop artists can ever successfully achieve.
Some of her most memorable perfomances were in “The Bodyguard”, “Waiting to Exhale”, and “The Preacher’s Wife”, all nominated for various notable awards. Here she is, in the movie that made everybody pay attention…
Recognition for her acting talent came when she won “NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture” for her role in “The Preacher’s Wife.” She also guest starred in a few television shows while appearing in numerous commercials.
But Mrs. Houston’s work weren’t limited to on-screen – she was the Executive Producer for “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (which was nominated for an Emmy), and Producer for “The Princess Diaries 1 and 2”.
Whitney Houston’s talent made her the legendary icon she will always be remembered by.
She Will Be Remembered
Although her passing was unexpected and much too soon, she remains a force to be reckoned with. Many people have different words used to describe her, but brilliant, talented, exceptional, intense, and gifted are but a few.
It is truly devastating to see Whitney Houston pass away this early in life, however, her legacy will continue to live on and her voice will never stop entertaining her fans and inspiring future stars.
Rest in peace, Whitney.