Summary: six-time Grammy-winning singer and actress who reigned as pop music's queen until her voice was destroyed by drug use and her image damaged by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage, who was one of the world's best-selling artists from the mid-1980's to the late 1990's as she wowed audiences with seemingly effortless, powerful vocals and starred in several films, notably 1992's The Bodyguard but whose downfall was so long and sad that it almost overshadowed her accomplishments.
Cause of Death: Accidental drowning in a bathtub
Born: August 9, 1963
Died: February 11, 2012
Location: Beverly Hills, California