Houston’s publicist confirmed Saturday that the singer had passed away.
From the mid 1980’s to late 1990’s, Houston was one of the best-selling artists in the world. Her career would soon transcend into film as she starred in “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale.”
Houston was also involved in a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, whom she married in 1992.
The later part of her life was greatly affected by drug abuse, as she admitted to abusing cocaine, marijuana and pills.
She is perhaps best-known for two songs: “I Will Always Love You,” part of “The Bodyguard” soundtrack and her stirring rendition of the National Anthem in 1991 amid the first Gulf War.
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