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The death of Whitney Houston | 1963-2012

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

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Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48

Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts but then saw much of her success crumble amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48.

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