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Whitney Houston would have been 50 years old today

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Whitney Houston
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It’s been nearly a year and a half since pop music lost one of the biggest, purest voices it ever had.

There’s not much that hasn’t been said about Whitney Houston’s life and legacy since she died suddenly (though maybe not entirely unexpectedly) on Feb. 11, 2012. But it’s always worth revisiting her music — you can find EW’s essential Whitney playlist here, as well as a video collection and career-spanning photo gallery, or just dig into the countless tributes online.

To honor this day specifically, there’s a new Whitney-centric comic book — kind of odd, but well intentioned — and Sirius XM is hosting day-long special on their Heart & Soul channel, featuring some two decades of her music, plus remembrances from friends and family (including Cissy Houston, Pat Houston, Dionne Warwick, Clive Davis, Chaka Khan, and R. Kelly).

Readers, will you be remembering Whitney in your own way today? Let us know in the comments.