Whitney Houston’s death on February 11, 2012 is being remembered on yet another anniversary. Relive in video and photos the remarkable legacy of the legendary diva who sang so many classics with her extraordinary voice. It’s time for tributes and remembrances.
This this around, the tragedy of Whitney Houston’s death is intensified in the days after her only daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown , was found face down in a bathtub and for subsequent days was in a medically induced coma, as rumors, speculation and reports were numerous including the story — later debunked — that she would be taken off life support on the anniversary of her mother’s death.
February 11th is a date that many will remember, as it was the eve of the Grammys and the excitement and anticipation of the enormous and exciting night that celebrates musical achievement instead was tinged with sadness and mourning. Perhaps thereafter, we will continue to remember.
Yet, what a life! What a voice! Let’s hope this is not overshadowed by the circumstances of her death, in a bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. A sad and tragic end of her life, at 48, after years of negative tabloid press that focused on her drug use, her erratic behavior and her marriage to Bobby Brown.
But it should not be forgotten that she made a valiant attempt at a comeback. She bravely recorded what became her final album, with such emotionally touching songs as “I Look to You.” While the voice may not have been the stunningly powerful voice of “I Will Always Love You” from “The Bodyguard” soundtrack or that of her numerous iconic hits from “I Want to Dance with Somebody” to “Greatest Love Of All” to “Saving All My Love For You” and many, many, many more that have become an inextricable part in our pop culture, indeed part of the soundtrack of our lives.
As each year rolls around, we will continue to remember Whitney Houston at her finest. A photo gallery retrospective and video highlights from her amazing career are below, as we celebrate the legacy Whitney Houston’s death anniversary.
Photos: Whitney Houston
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I Will Always Love You
How Will I Know (Live performance)
I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Where Do Broken Hearts Go
One Moment in Time