Remembering Whitney Houston

Updated 12:09 PM ET, Wed February 11, 2015
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On February 11, 2012, singer Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills, California, hotel. The Los Angeles County coroner later ruled that the 48-year-old's death was an accidental drowning with the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" as contributing factors. Houston won six Grammys and sold 170 million albums, singles and videos over her career. Click through to see images from her life. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Houston poses with an American Music Award in 1986. Darlene Hammond/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Houston poses with her mother, Cissy Houston, in March 1987. Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images
Houston strikes a glamorous pose for a photo in 1987. Dirck Halstead/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images
Houston sings the national anthem before Super Bowl XXV in January 1991. George Rose/Getty Images
Houston performs in July 1991. The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
Houston dances with Kevin Costner in a scene from the 1992 film "The Bodyguard." Warner Bros
Houston appears with her husband at the time, singer Bobby Brown, at the Soul Train Music Awards in March 1995. Houston received the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for entertainer of the year. VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images
Houston stars in the 1996 movie "The Preacher's Wife." hulton archive/Getty Images
Houston performs during an AmFar Benefit Concert in December 1998. Larry Busacca Archive/Wire Image/Getty images
Houston appears at the Grammy Awards in February 2000. Scott Gries/ImageDirect/Getty Images
Houston performs at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2000. Dave Hogan/Getty Images
Houston performs during a Michael Jackson anniversary concert in 2001. Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect/getty images
Houston poses with her cousin Dionne Warwick and producer Clive Davis during the 15th annual Ella Awards in September 2006. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Houston arrives at a Beverly Hills hotel for a charity function in October 2006. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Houston performs during the German TV show "Let's Make a Bet" in 2009. JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images
Houston performs at the American Music Awards in 2009, where she won the International Favorite Artist award. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Houston performs at the 02 Arena in London in April 2010. Samir Hussein/Getty Images
Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, arrive at a gala event honoring David Geffen in February 2011. Jason Merritt/Getty Images