With her lustrous hair and stunning features, in her prime, Whitney Houston was one of the music world's legendary beauties.
But years of drink and drug abuse wreaked havoc on the 48 year old's looks, and by the time she died in 2012 her body was ravaged by scars and injuries.
Not only was she suffering from heart disease to such an extent that one artery was 60 per cent blocked, but her nose had also rotted and had a hole in it likely due to her cocaine addiction.
Indeed, her autopsy report made for grim reading, with fans unable to reconcile the woman described with the flawless star of The Bodyguard.
A cocktail of nine drugs were discovered in her body when she was found face-down in the bathtub at the Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2012.
She'd arrived in town earlier that week ahead of the Grammys and just the night before was spotted behaving erratically and looking dishevelled in mismatched clothes.
On the day of her death, she'd complained of a sore throat and said she wanted to take a bath before Clive Davis' pre-Grammys party.
But when her assistant returned from running errands at 3:35pm, she discovered the star's lifeless body lying in about 13 inches of scalding hot water.
Six hours after her death the temperature was still 33°C, and insiders said it could have been as hot as 66°C when she died, as evidenced by swathes of skin that had been burned off her back.
A needle mark was discovered on her inner left elbow along with scars from breast implants and "the outlines of bilateral breast prosthesis."
And the mother-of-one was also found to have had a wig sewn on to her existing hair.
Although her eyebrows were described as 'sparse', beneath the headpiece which was "tightly attached," Whitney was bizarrely hiding a full head of black, wavy hair with 'no balding'.
Her teeth, however, were in a dire state.
According to the report, Whitney had 11 of her front teeth missing and was wearing a 'maxillary dental prosthesis'.
And Tina Brown, the sister of Whitney's ex-husband Bobby Brown, claimed they fell out during crack cocaine binges that would last for days.
“She loses them in the house and when she’s out on drug binges,” she said in 2006, revealing Whitney would constantly have to order replacements.
“They cost $6000 and the dentist has to keep FedEx’ing her a new set," she added.
Whitney's official cause of death was given as accidental drowning contributed to by heart disease and cocaine use.
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