Singer Whitney Houston Facts: Cause of Death, Music Career, Life, Songs [Videos]
Singer Whitney Houston Cause of Death still a Mystery, Under Investigation
- Police and coroner's officials sought to determine a cause of death for singer Whitney Houston as her teenage daughter was hospitalized Sunday in a distraught reaction to the loss of her mother.
- An autopsy was begun Sunday, but results would be withheld at the request of Beverly Hills police
- Toxicology tests were likely to take some time.
Pop music queen Whitney Houston has died at the age of of 48.
- Whitney Houston was one of the top-selling artists in pop music history, with more than 55 million records sold in the United States alone.
- She also starred in several movies including hits like "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting to Exhale."
- Whitney Houston's publicist Kristen Foster said that the cause and the location of her death were unknown.
- Whitney Houston 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
- From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world's best-selling artists of the music industry
- She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen.
- Whitney Houston starred in hit movies like "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting to Exhale."
- Houston influenced a generation of younger singers, from Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey, who when she first came out sounded so much like Houston that many thought it was Houston.
- She one of the top-selling artists in pop music history, with more than 55 million records sold in the United States alone.
Whitney Houston's Career End Facts:
- By the end of her career, Houston became a stunning cautionary tale of the toll of drug use.
- Her album sales plummeted and the hits stopped coming
- Houston's once serene image was shattered by a wild demeanor and bizarre public appearances.
- She confessed to abusing cocaine, marijuana and pills, and her once pristine voice became raspy and hoarse, unable to hit the high notes as she had during her prime.
A video song dedication to Whitey Houston