Whitney Houston in the BodyGuard
One of the greatest singers in the world, Whitney Houston, died in a hotel room in Los Angeles in the early hours of Sunday morning.
There are reports that she was found in her bath tub, underwater and unconscious in the hotel room.
Whitney as a young artist
One of the world's best selling artists, Whitney sold more than 170 million albums and singles worldwide over the course of her career. She won two Emmy awards, six Grammy awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards and 22 American Music Awards along the way.
Whitney performing recently
But like most celebrities these days, her talent and beauty, were overshadowed by years of drug addiction and spots in and out of rehab.
Many stars left tributes on Twitter and spoke publicly at the Grammys held last night in Hollywood and Baftas in London. But the best tribute was by Barbra Streisand who said:-
"She had everything, beauty, a magnificent voice. How sad her gifts could not bring her the same happiness they brought us."
Whitney and her 18 year old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Whitney leaves her only child, a daughter with Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina.
Whitney Houston was an icon and her voice will always be remembered for years and years to come.
Rest in peace Whitney, I will always love you!
My favourite Whitney album and cover - true beauty and talent that can't ever be replaced!