Today (February 11th) we remember the life of Whitney Houston — who died on this day back in 2012 at the age of 48. The music icon was found dead in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The cause of death was accidental drowning, but cocaine use and heart disease contributed to her death. Whitney was preparing to attend Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party at the time of her death.
Whitney Houston is known as the most awarded female artist in music history. In her almost 30 year career, Whitney won two Emmy awards, six Grammys, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards. Her album Whitney was the first female album to debut at number 1 on the Billboard Charts. She has sold 200 million albums worldwide.