Remembering Whitney Houston
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The entertainment world lost one of its brightest stars on February 11, 2012, when the incomparable Whitney Houston, just 48 years old and poised to enter the spotlight again in the movie Sparkle, died suddenly in Los Angeles. Here, ESSENCE pays tribute to a talent gone too soon — a groundbreaker whose beauty, ambition, and golden voice inspired Black women across generations.

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Whitney Houston's Life in Pictures

We remember the life and times of pop legend Whitney Houston.

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Whitney Houston's Funeral: Celebs Celebrate Singer's Life

See how celebrities said their final farewells to Whitney Houston.

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Word on the Street: Outside Whitney Houston's Funeral

ESSENCE was at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark to speak with the mourners who congregated outside.

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Don Lemon on the "Death of a Diva"

The CNN Anchor on Whitney Houston, addiction and his new TV special.

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How Fans Are Mourning Whitney Houston

See how some of Houston's biggest fans are remembering her.

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Whitney Houston: Her Last ESSENCE Interview

Just weeks before her death, Whitney Houston told us of her excitement about remaking Sparkle.

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Celebrity Reactions to Whitney Houston's Passing

Stars on Twitter and at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala mourn the late, great Whitney Houston.

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The Ultimate Whitney Houston Playlist

We remember the lovely Whitney Houston with a look back at her greatest hits.

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Whitney Houston's Ups and Downs

Take a look at the pop legend's most talked-about highs and lows.

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Must-See: Whitney Houston's Last Performance

Houston teamed up with Kelly Price just two days before her death to sing "Yes, Jesus Loves Me."

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Bobbi Kristina: All Grown Up

See how Whitney's daughter and best friend has grown up before our eyes.

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Whitney Houston's Signature Style

The late diva's most divine looks, from funky '80s party girl to grown-woman chic.

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Must-See: Aretha Franklin Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston

"Pray for her family, for her mother. She was a daughter," said Aretha Franklin.

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Janet Jackson Remembers Whitney Houston

"I couldn't believe it," said Janet Jackson upon hearing of Whitney Houston's death.

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President Obama Prays for Whitney Houston's Family

The Commander-in-Chief offers his condolences.

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What You Said: Your Tributes to Whitney Houston

Here, a look at some moving tributes to Ms. Houston, written by you.

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Jennifer Hudson's Grammy Tribute to Whitney Houston

Watch J-Hud sing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

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Beyonce: "I Always Wanted to Be Like Whitney Houston"

The pop diva says Houston laid the blueprint for her as a singer.

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CeCe Winans Remembers Whitney Houston

"Whitney was not just a friend but a sister," says the gospel star.

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