TODAY in HISTORY: February 11th, 2012
On this day in 2012, American singer, actress, producer, and model Whitney Elizabeth Houston passes away at the age of 48.
She was found dead in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, her death a result of accidental drowning, heart disease and cocaine, which was found in her system, were determined to be contributing factors.
The 48-year-old pop superstar, known for her soaring voice and beauty, won a total of six Grammy Awards and 22 American Music Awards (more than any other female), and was credited with influencing several generations of singers, from Mariah Carey to Jennifer Hudson.
Houston would have been 53 today!