On February 11, 2012, pop music icon Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in her hotel room. Later, Houston was pronounced dead at the age of 48.
From her incredible vocal talents to her long and impressive body of work, Whitney Houston gave the world the gift of beautiful music. Take a look back at some photos of the singer through her life.
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem before a game with the New York Giants taking on the Buffalo Bills prior to Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on January 27, 1991 in Tampa, Florida. The Giants won 20-19. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
11/11/96 Whitney Houston in the new movie "The Preachers Wife"
Whitney Houston, Husband Bobby Brown And Daughter Arrive At Th 4Th Annual International Achievement In Arts Awards In Los Angeles, Ca, October 11, 1998. ( (Photo By Dan Callister/Getty Images)
9/10/98 Universal City, Ca Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston at the MTV awards. (Photo by Brenda Chase Online USA, Inc.)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown at the 12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles, CA, February 27, 1998. She received the Quincy Jones Awards for "Outstanding Career Achievement" in the field of entertainment. (Photo by Brenda Chase / Online USA, Inc.)
Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown arrive at the after-party for VH1's Divas Live at Cipriani in New York City April 13, 1999. (Photo by Diane Freed)
Whitney Houston attends the Arista Records Pre-Grammy Celebration for the year 2000, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California February 23, 2000. (Photo by Brenda Chase)
Whitney Houston at the 2000 Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, CA on Febuary 23, 2000 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
Special guest Whitney Houston at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 32nd Annual Awards at The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City on June 14, 2001 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
LAS VEGAS - MAY 22: (U.S. TABS OUT) Singer Whitney Houston poses backstage at the VH1 Divas Duets, a concert to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 22nd, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Whitney Houston (C) and recording artist Bobby Brown and family attend the film premiere of "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" at Disneyland on August 7, 2004 in Anaheim, California. The film "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" opens in theaters nationwide on August 11, 2004. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown and their daughter Bobbi Kristina are greeted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse for the premiere of "The Princess Diaries 2" at the Disneyland Resort August 7, 2004 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Rose/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV ? SEPTEMBER 15: Singer Whitney Houston is seen performing on stage during the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Center on September 15, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of International - Favorite Artist Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Singer Whitney Houston arrives at the Legendary Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Music mogul Clive Davis and singer Whitney Houston arrive at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party held at the Beverly Hilton on February 10, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 26: Singer-actress Whitney Houston onstage during the taping of "25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Celebration" at The Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The event highlighted 25 years of programming on Black Entertainment Television. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Singer Whitney Houston performs at the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" on September 1, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Singer Whitney Houston, Singer Dionne Warwick and Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)