Pop Diva Whitney Houston whose works lots of people would cite a favorite in their music and movie library was reportedly found dead in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills-California yesterday evening (11th of February 2011) hours before Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party.
Whitney Houston shot to fame in the 80’s and continued to dominate the charts till she fell on some hard times due to drug related issues in the 90’s which many have linked to her relationship to her husband of 14yrs to Bobby Brown.
Like many other musicians, Whitney managed to secure a role in the 1992 movie The Bodyguard opposite Kevin Costner and though the movie got different reviews including a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress, the movie went on to gross an estimated $410Million worldwide with a budget of $16.6Million. With the success of The Bodyguard, Whitney Houston took on another acting role in the 1996 Forest Whitaker directed flick Waiting to Exhale which she quickly followed up in the 1996 movie The Preachers Wife opposite Denzel Washington and 1997’s Cinderella.
After years of absence from the public scene, Clive Davis announced that Whitney would be working on releasing new tracks which we got to listen to on her 2009 album I Look To You. With the massive success of the first single “I Look To You” off the album Whitney seemed to be back on track and even started working on the remake of the 1970’s movie Sparkle with Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke and Mike Epps which is set for release around August this year.
As at now the cause of death is yet to be determined but sources say there was no evidence of foul play or criminal intent and the case would be fully/properly investigated.
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