Whitney Houston: The diva and the downfall
The music icon died eight years ago
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To say Whitney Houston is an icon would be an understatement. She had an astonishing vocal range, incredible technical skill, and an exceptional knack for squeezing all the drama out of a lyric, touching hearts and souls across the world. In addition to being a singer, she was an actress, producer, and model who paved the way for so many black female artists we love today. Sadly, her downfall was a tragic one, as everyone watched this legendary artist struggle through the years leading up to her untimely death, at just 48 years old.
Click through the following gallery to see both the legacy and the lessons Whitney Houston has left behind.
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