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)

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.