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Whitney Houston's life in pictures

Whitney Houston would have turned 51 today, August 9th, and we're paying a tribute by taking a look back at her career that spanned decades and delighted fans around the world in the slideshow above.

Biography.com notes that Whitney Houston's first four albums, released between 1985 and 1992, amassed global sales in excess of 86 million copies.

Houston burst onto the music scene in the 1980s and captured the hearts of fans worldwide with pop hits like 'You Give Good Love,' 'Saving All My Love For You,' and 'The Greatest Love of All.'

After much success and a life in the spotlight, including her struggles with drug addiction, Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at the age of 48 in Beverly Hills, California.

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fred August 09 2014 at 8:10 AM

We need to glorify more drug crazed entertainers and sports figures- that way we can cure global warming/cooling/climate change/(insert latest buzzword).

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tbplayer44 August 09 2014 at 8:50 AM

These are all 'pre-Crack' Witney pics... tell the whole story... show her wasted too. Her death was a part of her life. In fact, the way she decided to live her life is what directly led to her death. If you want to help Americans get off drugs, then who them the dirty underside. Keep glamorizing the lifestyle, and we can sit back and watch more people die from overdoses.

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vendelavee August 09 2014 at 8:36 AM

Just another stupid drug addict that OD'd, who made one poor choice after another in her life.

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Captain Jack August 09 2014 at 10:41 AM

who gives a crap about this drug addict

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zombiestalkers Captain Jack August 09 2014 at 11:05 AM

People from her generation do-a generation I might add that blows the current one out of the water with all of their retreads of everything from shoes to music.

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knarfdr Captain Jack August 09 2014 at 7:55 PM

Ever heard of empathy, Jack baby?

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Mike August 09 2014 at 9:36 AM

Beautiful picture of her arms before the needle marks set in.

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dwtomczyk August 09 2014 at 8:00 AM

another person who's life was cut short by being a junkie.

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Steve August 09 2014 at 11:22 AM

Why is she called a "starlet" in the headline? A starlet is an up and coming new talent, not a deceased celebrity who had a 30 year career.
Why don't your editors invest in a dictionary? In the information age, you have no excuse.

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Brian T. Purvin August 09 2014 at 1:57 PM

You know the old saying there will never be another person like that. In this case it is true. Whitney was one of those people they are talking about. Despite her problems the talent she posessed was amazing and nobody will ever be able to replace even though some have tried. Whenever I hear a Whitney Houston song it always brings back good memories in my life. God bless Whitney Houston and Rest In Peace.

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lynf46.lynne Brian T. Purvin August 09 2014 at 11:12 PM

Lets all hope and pray we do not have another talent who wasted their life on a drug addiction.

A tribute to this low life is out of order!

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Frank August 09 2014 at 11:43 AM

Just goes to proove you can't take the jungle out of the N______. Too bad-such a waste of talent.

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moooooooooochelle August 09 2014 at 4:21 PM


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