A somber mood could be seen at the Grammy Awards last night as the entertainment industry–and the world as a whole–mourned the loss of legendary singer and actress Whitney Houston. With a voice range that spanned three octaves, Houston’s multi-million selling songs will live on as one of the greatest contributions to music. Below, we take a photographic look back over the life of a talented artist gone way too soon:
Top left to right–Whitney Houston singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 1991 Superbowl, in the midst of the Gulf War; A vision in blue in 1986 accepting her first Grammy for “Saving All My Love for You“; Houston with Jordin Sparks on the set of the film “Sparkle”, which is slated to be released on August 10th; Houston with Clive Davis, the record producer and music executive who discovered her. Bottom left to right–Houston with Bobby Brown on the day of their 1992 wedding; Houston pictured with Mariah Carey at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards purposefully wearing matching gowns; The cover for Houston’s self-titled debut album; A young, fresh-faced Houston; Pictured with Kevin Costner in a promotional photo for “The Bodyguard”.