So sad to hear the news of Whitney Houston's death at the age of just 48. A powerful, talented and beautiful woman who sadly battled an addiction with drugs and alcohol throughout most of her career.
As yet we of course don't know the cause of death, but she had apparantly spiralled back into her old ways of late, despite claiming she was now clean whilst appearing on Oprah in 2010.
So sad to think behind the glitz, glamour and success was yet another story of addiction, drugs, alcohol, turmoil and struggle.
However, despite her demons, she will be remembered for her powerful voice, back catalogue of hits and her beauty. She was an icon of her time.
Whitney herself once said:
'We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. '
That she certainly did.