2012 – death of Whitney Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
. Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 million records sold worldwide. Houston's first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard
(1992). The film's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single, "I Will Always Love You," became the best-selling single by a woman in music history.