On Nov. 22, 2009, Whitney Houston performed onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Houston died Saturday; she was 48.
In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Whitney Houston performs during the Billboard Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Dec. 7, 1998. Often referred to as the Queen of Pop music at her best, Houston ex-wife of singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday at the age of 48.
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Whitney Houstonís downfall was so long and sad that, in an impatient publicís mind, it overshadowed her many accomplishments. Those achievements can be checked off easily in numbers Grammy Awards, records sold, the string of seven consecutive No. 1 singles. Yet if thereís any solace to her passing, it is that people will revisit recordings, videos and films to rediscover the majesty of her work.