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08/09/2013 07:49 am ET

Whitney Houston Would Have Celebrated 50th Birthday Today

Music icon and legend Whitney Houston would have been 50 years old today (Aug. 9).

The superstar died on Feb. 11, 2012 due to a "cardiac event" after using cocaine.

Her legacy includes 31 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, seven Grammys, two Emmys and countless other awards and nominations. Her recently revealed tombstone reads, "I Will Always Love You," as an homage to one of her most famous songs. The "Greatest Love Of All" singer's talent will live on in music and film history for decades to come. And who could forget her iconic '80s style and hair?

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