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Remembering Whitney Houston: Scenes From the Singer's Life (PHOTOS)

Houston's Cause of Death Unknown; Reports Claim Prescription Drugs, Alcohol at Play

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By Nicola Menzie , Christian Post Reporter
February 13, 2012|5:19 pm

Singer Whitney Houston is seen with her mother, Cissy Houston (R), at a news conference in New York City, in this July 11, 1988 file photo. (Photo: Reuters/Mark Peterson)

Singer Whitney Houston is seen with her mother, Cissy Houston (R), at a news conference in New York City, in this July 11, 1988 file photo.

Houston released nine full-length albums between 1985 and 2009, earning the singer and actress numerous awards. She also released more than 70 singles, and made guest appearances on just as many albums. Her first album was released when she was 22-years-old is self-titled, and her final album released in 2009 is called "I Look to You." The album was well-received and made into onto the charts. 

On her final album, Houston also recorded a song with the same title. The lyrics of "I Look to You" include: 

As I lay me down / Heaven hear me now
 I'm lost without a cause / After giving it my all

Winter storms have come / And darkened my sun
 After all that I've been through / Who on earth can I turn to?

My levees are broken / My walls are coming down on me
 My rain is falling / Defeat is calling

I need you to set me free / Take me far away from the battle
 I need you / Shine on me!

The same year Houston released "I Look to You," the pop legend sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a lengthy interview in which she discussed her addiction to drugs and how her mother was the one to finally intervene. In the interview, Houston tells Winfrey that her mother, Cissy Houston, appeared at her home one day holding a court order with two sheriffs in tow.

"I'm not losing you to the world. I'm not losing you to Satan," Houston quoted her mother as saying. "I want my daughter back. I want you back. I want to see that glow in your eyes." 

 SEE VIDEO OF WHITNEY HOUSTON'S HIT "I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU" HERE

SEE VIDEO OF WHITNEY HOUSTON'S HIT "THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL" HERE

SEE VIDEO OF WHITNEY HOUSTON'S HIT "I'M EVERY WOMAN" HERE

SEE VIDEO OF WHITNEY HOUSTON'S HIT "I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY" HERE

SEE VIDEO OF WHITNEY HOUSTON'S HIT "IT'S NOT RIGHT BUT IT'S OK" HERE

SEE VIDEO OF WHITNEY HOUSTON'S FINAL PERFORMANCE BEFORE DEATH

SEE VIDEO OF WHITNEY HOUSTON & BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN PERFORMING "MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE"

SEE VIDEO OF LL COOL J'S PRAYER FOR WHITNEY HOUSTON ON GRAMMYS 2012

 

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