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Whitney Houston: 1963-2012

Born into a musical family, the singer's stunning voice wowed many, but drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage ravaged her image.

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A life in the spotlight

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of International - Favorite Artist Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen - Show

Grammy gold

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Producer Clive Davis (L) and singer Whitney Houston speak onstage at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Clive Davis;Whitney Houston
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Whitney Houston Performs At The O2 Arena

London calling

LONDON - APRIL 25: Whitney Houston performs at the O2 Arena on April 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Whitney Houston
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The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Salute To Icons Honoring David Geffen - Inside

We are family

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Singer Whitney Houston, Singer Dionne Warwick and Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy) *** Local Caption *** Whitney Houston;Dionne Warwick;Bobbi Kristina Brown
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51st Annual Grammy Awards - Show

On stage

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Whitney Houston speaks during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Whitney Houston
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US "Soul Divas" (L to R) Dionne Warwick,

Ladies of music

MUNICH, Germany: US "Soul Divas" (L to R) Dionne Warwick, her cousin Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole perform together 09 July 2004 on the stage of the Olympic hall in Munich, southern Germany, during their German tour, the first ever where all three sing together. AFP PHOTO DDP/JOERG KOCH GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images)
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Singer Whitney Houston Visits Israel

In Israel

JERUSALEM - MAY 27: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (R) welcomes singer Whitney Houston (C) and her husband/singer, Bobby Brown (L), at the prime minister's residence May 27, 2003 in Jerusalem, Israel. Houston is on a private tour of Israel. (Photo by Quique Kierszenbaum/Getty Images)
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Dynamic duo

FILE - In this May 23, 2003 file photo, Whitney Houston, right, and her husband, Bobby Brown, perform during the "VH1 Divas" duets show in Las Vegas. Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)
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VH1 Divas Las Vegas - Show

Divas forever

Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige perform on the "VH1 Divas Las Vegas", a concert to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, 5/23/02. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
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Pop diva Whitney Houston holds her Grammy award fo

Pretty in pink

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Pop diva Whitney Houston holds her Grammy award for Best Female Rythm and Blues Vocal Performance for "It's Not Right but It's Okay" at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles 23 February, 2000. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO VINCE BUCCI (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bobby Brown Appears In Court

In court

DECATUR, GA - NOVEMBER 25: Singer/actress Whitney Houston (L) smiles at her husband, singer Bobby Brown, during a court hearing November 25, 2002 in Dekalb County State Court in Decatur, Georgia. Brown was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant for a DUI arrest in 1996. Judge Wayne Purdom set a trial of January 21, 2003. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser-Pool/Getty Images)
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One of the world's most popular US singer Whiteny

And baby makes three

BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: One of the world's most popular US singer Whiteny Houston, her husband, US singer Bobby Brown and their daughter Christina, arrive 11 October 1998 at the International Achievement in Arts Awards in Beverly Hills. Houston and Brown married in 1992. AFP PHOTO Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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In An Historic First Time Duet Two Of Today's Biggest Female Recording Artists Whitney

With Mariah

378434 01: In An Historic First-Time Duet, Two Of Today's Biggest Female Recording Artists, Whitney Houston (R) And Mariah Carey, Record The Song "When You Believe," Produced By Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, For The Sountrack Of Dreamworks' Epic Drama "The Prince Of Egypt." (Photo By Getty Images)
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11/11/96 Whitney Houston in the new movie "The Preachers Wife"

Moving on to movies

11/11/96 Whitney Houston in the new movie "The Preachers Wife"
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Whitney Houston waves to the crowd at the 36th Ann

Love is in the air

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Whitney Houston waves to the crowd at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards in New York 01 March 1994 after she was honored for Record of the Year, "I'll Always Love You," and Album of the Year, the soundtrack from the film "The Bodyguard." At rear is her producer David Foster, who shared the honors with her. (Photo credit should read POOL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Jan 01, 1992; Hollywood, California, USA; Atress/singer WHITNEY HOUSTON as pop star Rachel ÔRachÕ Marron & actor KEVIN COSTNER as Secret Service agent Frank Farmer in the drama 'The Bodyguard' directed by Mick Jackson.
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'The Bodyguard'

Jan 01, 1992; Hollywood, California, USA; Atress/singer WHITNEY HOUSTON as pop star Rachel ÔRachÕ Marron & actor KEVIN COSTNER as Secret Service agent Frank Farmer in the drama 'The Bodyguard' directed by Mick Jackson. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Warner Bros./ZUMA Press. (©) Copyright 1992 by Courtesy of Warner Bros. (Newscom TagID: zumaphotos124322) [Photo via Newscom]
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Stunning anthem

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Early days

In this May 10, 1986, file photo, American singer Whitney Houston belts out a song during her segment of a benefit concert at Boston Garden. Houston died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, she was 48. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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