When Whitney Houston passed away suddenly on February 11, 2012, few imagined the next 12 months would be filled with unwelcome scrutiny of her family, her finances and lifestyle. Luckily, not every headline was a disaster. In fact, fans got to remember the beloved pop icon through a series of unforgettable tributes, TV interviews and books. Here's a timeline of how the world remembered Whitney in the year since her death.
The Show Must Go On
Whitney Houston died on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, hours before she was scheduled to appear at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party just floors below. Despite much criticism and concern, the party went on without her. With sadness in the air, Davis took to the podium to console the grieving. "Whitney was so full of life. She was so looking forward to tonight," he said. "She loved music and loved this night that celebrated music. Whitney would have asked that the music go on. And her family said the show should go on."