Whitney Houston found dead in her room at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey. The daughter of Cissy Houston and cousin of Dionne Warwick. 

She began her singing career at the age of 11 with the gospel group New Hope Baptist Junior Choir. As a teen, she worked as a backing vocalist for Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls.

She pursued a modeling career in 1981, appearing in Glamour magazine and on the cover of Seventeen. Married to Bobby Brown from 1992-2007.

Starred in the movies The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale and The Preacher's Wife.