Whitney Houston Death: Pictures of the Pop Music Icon over the Years

  @https://twitter.com/#!/MichaelFNunez on February 12 2012 12:34 AM
  • Whitney Houston poses with her Grammy in 1988
    Whitney Houston poses with her Grammy after she was named Best Pop Vocal Performer-Female at the 30th annual Grammy Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall on March 2, 1988. Houston died Saturday from a combination of prescription pills and alcohol, according to several reports. Reuters
  • 1994 -- Whitney Houston at Image Awards
    Singer Whitney Houston poses with husband Bobby Brown at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 26th Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 5. Reuters
  • 1994 -- Whitney Houston and Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela hugs Whitney Houston in his house in Pretoria on Nov. 10. Houston is on a three-concert tour in South Africa. Reuters
  • South African President Nelson Mandela and American pop star Whitney Houston smile for photographers..
    South African President Nelson Mandela and American pop star Whitney Houston smile for photographers on Nov. 10. Reuters
  • Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown posing with a young Bobbi Kristina
    Bobby Brown is said to be worried about Bobbi Kristina following Houston's death on Feb. 11. However, Houston's godmother Darlene Love, has said that Bobbi Kristina will have to be the only one to decide whether she wants her father in her life. Reuters
  • 1998 -- Whitney Houston and Faith Hill
    Whitney Houston, left, and Faith Hill perform during the Billboard Music Awards on Dec. 7 in Las Vegas. The awards honor the year's top artists, songs, and albums. Reuters
  • Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown
    Bobby Brown released a statement Monday night about the state of his family after the death of ex-wife Whitney Houston. Reuters
  • Whitney Houston
    Whitney Houston's cause of death is said to be prescription drug and alcohol combination, family sources tell TMZ. Reuters
  • 2000 -- Whitney Houston and Clive Davis
    Singer Whitney Houston and Clive Davis, head of Arista Records, arrive for the Arista Records pre-Grammy party on Feb. 23 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reuters
  • Whitney Houston Dead
    TMZ reported Sunday afternoon that people close to Whitney Houston said the singer took Xanax. She reportedly consumed the prescription medication, typically using for anxiety and depression, before performances to calm her nerves. Houston was set to perform at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party on Saturday night. Reuters
  • Whitney Houston
    Whitney Houston fan Anne Lomax, 53, accidentally started a house fire while having a candle-lit vigil for the dead singer. The house fire destroyed the living room of Lomax’s Greater Manchester home, according to reports. Reuters
  • 2003 -- Whitney Houston and Ariel Sharon
    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon smiles as he meets with American singer Whitney Houston in Jerusalem on May 27. Houston was in Israel with her husband, rhythm-and-blues singer Bobby Brown, to visit "friends and family" among the Black Hebrews, an African-American community that moved to Israel in 1969 and settled in the southern town of Dimona. "It's home. It's a friendship I've never had with any other country," Houston, dressed in a long red robe with white embroidery, told Sharon. Reuters
  • 2003 -- Whitney Houston in Israel
    U.S. singer Whitney Houston enjoys herself in the swimming pool of a hotel near the Dead Sea on May 30. Houston was in Israel with her husband, rhythm-and-blues singer Bobby Brown, to visit "friends and family" among the Black Hebrews, an African-American community that moved to Israel in 1969 and settled in the southern town of Dimona. Reuters
  • Whitney Houston
    Whitney Houston fans are reeling from news of the singer’s sudden death, which was announced on Saturday. Reuters
  • 2006 -- Whitney Houston at the Society of Singers ELLA Awards
    Singer Whitney Houston stands as she is introduced at the 15th annual Society of Singers ELLA Awards in on Sept. 12 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reuters
  • Whitney Houston Cause of Death
    Whitney Houston's cause of death had yet to be revealed by the L.A. County Coroner's Office. An official statement and toxicology report may not be available for another few weeks. New information reveals Houston drank considerable quantities of alcohol on two mornings before her death. Reuters
  • Whitney Houston Greeting Card
    When a celebrity dies, skeletons can and do come out of the closet; but, despite whatever sort of sordid past that individual might have had, jokes at the deceased individual's expense are quite taboo. That is why a Whitney Houston greeting card has been pulled from the shelves at target for its offensive nature. Reuters
  • 2011 -- Whitney Houston performs at the Pre-Grammy Gala
    Whitney Houston was reportedly happy before her unexpected death on Saturday. Reuters
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Whitney Houston, a pop-music icon and one of the most award-winning female singers of all time, has died at the age of 48.

The performer's struggles with drug abuse and strained relationship with her ex-husband Bobby Brown frequently made covers of tabloids around the world.

Despite her personal struggles, however, Houston is one of the most adored singers of all time.

Here's a look back on Houston's career through the decades.

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