Houston death biggest OMG moment

22:49, Sep 13 2012
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Whitney Houston bows after performing I Didn't Know My Own Strength at the 2009 American Music Awards.
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Whitney Houston performs the song Try It On My Own in 2003.
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Whitney Houston performs in 2000.
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Whitney Houston at a pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills in 2008.
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Whitney Houston performs during the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2002.
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Whitney Houston with then husband Bobby Brown in 1999.
Whitney Houston poses with her Grammy after she was named Best Pop Vocal Performer - Female at the 30th annual Grammy Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall in 1988.
Whitney Houston poses with her Grammy after she was named Best Pop Vocal Performer - Female at the 30th annual Grammy Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall in 1988.
Whitney Houston and then husband Bobby Brown pose for photographers in 2003.
Whitney Houston and then husband Bobby Brown pose for photographers in 2003.
Whitney Houston shows off the seven awards she won at the 21st American Music Awards in 1994.
Whitney Houston shows off the seven awards she won at the 21st American Music Awards in 1994.
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Whitney Houston portrays character Rachel Marron in a scene from her 1992 film The Bodyguard.
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Messages are left for Whitney Houston at a makeshift memorial in front of The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, where Houston sang in the choir.
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People gather at a makeshift memorial on the corner of Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevard to mourn the death of singer Whitney Houston in Beverly Hills, California.
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Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick perform at the 2011 Pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, California.

Whitney Houston's accidental death in February was voted as the biggest ''Oh My Gosh'' (OMG!) celebrity headline in the first half of 2012, according to a poll.

Parade Magazine and Yahoo! celebrity gossip site omg! teamed up for a 2012 summer pop culture poll and found that Houston's drowning in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub was the biggest headline of the year so far, earning 50 percent of votes.

The runner-up headline was Twilight actress Kristen Stewart's confession that she cheated on co-star Robert Pattinson, which got 21 percent of the votes.

The couple edged out another big break-up - the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes - which scored 14 percent of votes in the shock factor stakes.

Rounding out the list was Jersey Shore star Snooki announcing her pregnancy (6 percent) while CNN anchor Anderson Cooper's declaration that he is gay, actress Demi Moore seeking treatment in rehab, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally getting engaged, each earned 3 percent each.

The poll also asked readers to rate their sexiest man, favourite book series, and most anticipated celebrity weddings.There were few shocks there, with Drive star Ryan Gosling, erotic fantasy novel 50 Shades of Grey, and the union of movie stars Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux coming top of those respective categories.

The poll was conducted for Parade and omg! in August and had 56,000 respondents. 

What was the biggest OMG moment for you?

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Reuters