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The music world lost greats like Etta James, Ravi Shankar, Davy Jones, the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb and Donna Summer in 2012, but no death was as shocking and dramatic as Whitney Houston's accidental drowning on the eve of the Grammy Awards in February. Her body and life were marred with years of drug abuse -- on top of the stresses of celebrity and fame. The discovery of her body at the Beverly Hills Hotel just prior to her annual Grammys bash with longtime industry supporter Clive Davis became one of the biggest stories of the awards ceremony and honors programs throughout the rest of the year.