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Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. The Los Angeles County coroner later ruled that the year-old's death was an accidental drowning with the "effects photos atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" as whitney factors. Houston won six Grammys and sold million albums, singles and videos over her career.
Click through to see images from her life. Houston poses with an American Music Award in Houston poses with her mother, Cissy Houston, in March Houston strikes a glamorous pose for a photo in Houston performs in July Sonja r nude dances with Kevin Costner in houston scene from the film "The Bodyguard.
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Award for entertainer of the year. Houston stars in the movie "The Preacher's Wife. Houston appears at the Grammy Awards in February