R.I.P. Whitney Houston, 1963-2012

R.I.P. Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston, the era-defining superstar who was the first woman to have an album debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, died Saturday afternoon, according to the AP. Houston was 48.

Houston's body was found in the fourth floor of her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel, according to AP. She was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Saturday. Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster, said the cause of death was unknown.

Houston was a hugely popular singer whose career peaked in the '80s and '90s before she slipped into a cycle of drug abuse and strange behavior that marred her public image. She was one of the top-selling artists in pop music history, shifting more than 170 million albums worldwide. She won six Grammys.

Houston was truly a music icon, gifted with an incredibly powerful and rich voice and sparkling looks. "I Will Always Love You," a song she contributed to the soundtrack of 1992's the Bodyguard -- her first film role -- is just one of many classics we'll remember her for:

Rest in peace, Whitney.

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Whitney Houston,to all those who are mourning the death of Whitney Houston, with the grace of God above we were blessed with the voice of and Angel. The words moved you just like the waves of the ocean, like an earth quake that jolt you in away to move you. Like the wind when you hold your special one in your life so close to your heart. As you move to the songs that help you through some of lifes ups and downs in your life. Now the time has come for us to say good bye in our own special way.Thank You, for the memories that will be with me forever. You're never gone, like and Angel in the heaven above your voice and songs will be with us all for ever. For those who are looking at the negative, remember we all have our own demons that we deal with each and every day of our life. Don't judge unless you want to be judge.

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