1) Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston, a legendary songstress who had a scintillating voice and a talent beyond compare, passed away at age 48.  Recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “Most Awarded Female Act of All Time,” Houston sold more than 170-million albums, videos, and singles worldwide during her career.  Houston’s artistic talents also spilled over on to the big screen, where she graced audiences with her acting abilities.  Houston was found dead on February 11, 2012, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel only one day before the 2012 Grammy Awards.  The cause of death is still unofficial but there is suspicion that a cocktail of drugs and alcohol might have been the culprit.


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