A year has passed since Whitney Houston left the world.
Today, Whitney's close friend - who was also rumored to be her boyfriend - Ray J, has taken to his Twitter account to express his sadness over the anniversary of her death.
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"1 year ago I lost my heart. I would give anything just to see you smile again," the R&B singer wrote. "I love u so much and I miss you even more today. RiP- Nippy."
On Feb. 11, 2012, the "I Will Always Love You" singer was found unconscious in her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Though at the time, the cause of death was unknown, the coronor later ruled that it was an "accidental drowning."
Whitney was set to attend Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Awards party that very night. The bash did go on as planned, with the event quickly becoming a tribute to the legendary songstress.
Following the tough loss, Ray J spoke out about the situation. "I really miss my friend, ya know, I really do. I'm still hurting."
The music icon left behind a daughter, Bobbi Kristina, from her marriage to Bobby Brown.
“Our family stuck together through it all," the 19-year-old told In Touch about her mom's passing. "We’re all still a big family. We’re all still one family.”