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Pop music queen Whitney Houston passed away Saturday night. On the eve of the Grammy Awards, the singer died from an unknown cause.
ABC News reports that Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, confirms that the singer, age 48, has passed way. Foster did not confirm the reason of death or location.
The most successful and memorable time of Houston’s career was during the 1980’s and 1990’s. She was one of the world’s best selling artists who could amaze audiences with her powerful voice.
Houston’s hits include “How Will I Know,” “I Will Always Love You,” and “Saving All My Love For You.”
Unfortunately, her reign as pop music queen began to end as her voice and image were ruined by drug use and marriage to Bobby Brown.
According to CBS News, her drug use took a toll on her record sales, and began to destroy her voice. Her picture perfect image was replaced by bizarre public behavior, and her beautiful voice became hoarse and raspy.
However, in 2010 Houston declared herself drug free and sober, according to ABC News. She was able to make a successful comeback with the album, “I Look To You,” which went platinum.
But after hearing her sing in her overseas world tour, it was clear to many the singer lost the treasured powerful voice she was once gifted with.
Although Houston’s image was not as full of perfection as it used to be, the once pop music queen will be greatly missed, and remembered for her powerful, gifted voice.