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Whitney Houston belts out a song during her segment of a benefit concert at Boston Garden on May 10, 1986.

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Clive Davis, shown with Ms. Houston in 1996, was the singer's mentor after he discovered her singing in her mother's act in a club.

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Ms. Houston poses with her Grammy Award in March, 1988.

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Ms. Houston and her then-husband, musician Bobby Brown, perform during the VH1 Divas duet show in Las Vegas in May, 2003. The two divorced four years later after a tumultuous marriage that included charges of domestic abuse against Mr. Brown in 1993.

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Ms. Houston performs at the 2009 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons event to honour her mentor, Clive Davis, in Feburary, 2009.

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Singer Whitney Houston accepts the International Artist of the Year Award at the 2009 American Music Awards in November, 2009, the year of her successful comeback album I Look to You.

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Ms. Houston performs at London's O2 arena as part of her European tour in 2010. Cancelled concert dates on her world tour were attributed to illness.

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