The incomparable Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 9, 1963 and she died on February 11, 2012.

Whitney: Remembering The Music Icon Through The Years (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Whitney Houston as a child with her mother Cissy Houston

Whitney Houston as a child with her mother Cissy Houston

2. Whitney Houston performing live in 1986

Whitney Houston performing live in 1986

3. Whitney Houston 1986

Whitney Houston 1986

4. Whitney Houston in 1987 at the Shrine Auditorium

Whitney Houston in 1987 at the Shrine Auditorium

5. Whitney Houston and dad John in Philadelphia 1980’s.

Whitney Houston and dad John in Philadelphia 1980’s.

6. Whitney Houston, Dion Warwick and Cissy Houston 1980’s

Whitney Houston, Dion Warwick and Cissy Houston 1980’s

7. Whitney Houston in 1990 Photographed by Andrea Blanch

Whitney Houston in 1990 Photographed by Andrea Blanch

8. Whitney Houston in 1993

Whitney Houston in 1993

9. Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards in the 1990’s

Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards in the 1990’s

10. Whitney Houston at the American Music Awards in 1994

Whitney Houston at the American Music Awards in 1994

11. Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s in the 1990’s

Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s in the 1990’s

12. Whitney Houston and then husband Bobby Brown in the 1990’s

Whitney Houston and then husband Bobby Brown in the 1990’s

13. Whitney Houston mid 1990’s

Whitney Houston mid 1990’s

14. Whitney Houston In 1991

Whitney Houston In 1991

15. Whitney Houston with her mom Cicely Houston and music titan Clive Davis in 1998.

Whitney Houston with her mom Cicely Houston and music titan Clive Davis in 1998.

16. AMFAR Season of Hope Awards Winter Garden, NYC in 1998

AMFAR Season of Hope Awards Winter Garden, NYC in 1998

17. Whitney Houston Singing At Her Concert in 1998

Whitney Houston Singing At Her Concert in 1998

18. The Brit. Awards London Arena 1999

The Brit. Awards London Arena 1999

19. Whitney Houston in 2004 at “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” World Premiere.

Whitney Houston in 2004 at “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” World Premiere.

20. Whitney Houston with Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Brown in 2004 at “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” World Premiere

Whitney Houston with Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Brown in 2004 at “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” World Premiere

21. Whitney Houston At The World Music Awards in 2004

Whitney Houston At The World Music Awards in 2004

22. Whitney Houston at the 17th Carousel Of Hope Ball Beverly Hilton in 2006

Whitney Houston at the 17th Carousel Of Hope Ball Beverly Hilton in 2006

23. Whitney Houston at Clive Davis’ Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2007

Whitney Houston at Clive Davis’ Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2007

24. Whitney Houston at Clive Davis’ Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2008

Whitney Houston at Clive Davis’ Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2008

25. Whitney Houston performs for Good Morning America in 2009

Whitney Houston performs for Good Morning America in 2009

26. Whitney Houston in 2010

Whitney Houston in 2010

27. Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011.

Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011.

28. Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011.

Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011.

29. Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi- Kristina at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011.

Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi- Kristina at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011.
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