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Whitney Houston dies, aged 48

12 February 2012 Last updated at 01:45 GMT

American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died in Los Angeles at the age of 48.

Police said she died in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she had been staying as a guest.

Houston was one of the most celebrated female singers of all time, with hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love For You.

Alastair Leithead looks back at her life and career.