Whitney Houston Dead at Age 48

Whitney Houston, who was probably regarded as one of the greatest pop singers of all time until drug use and erratic behavior led to a decline in her career, has died at the age of 48.

Anyone my age grew up with Whitney Houston. I may not have been her biggest fan, but her music was a part of my adolescence. School dances…etc. I mean “The Bodyguard” and her remake of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”. What a talent who will be surely be missed!

Not sure what else there is to say…I’ll leave you with probably the greatest National Anthem of all time at the Super Bowl:

From CBS News:

Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.

News of Houston’s death came on the eve of music’s biggest night — the Grammy Awards. It’s a showcase where she once reigned, and her death was sure to case a heavy pall on Sunday’s ceremony. Houston’s longtime mentor Clive Davis was to hold his annual concert and dinner Saturday; it was unclear if it was going to go forward.

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6 Comments on “Whitney Houston Dead at Age 48”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    After just reading a Posting by either “The Insider” or “ET” (don’t remember which) on Facebook that also showed a Picture taken of Whitney looking quite Radical as she was leaving a Party yesterday, I thought to myself, she needs Help/Treatment again… and then the next thing I heard was this News. It was so quick, and I was really Shocked. No doubt it was Drug and/or Alcohol-related, and it’s a real Shame. I always tended to believe that her Husband, Bobby Brown, pushed her further down that Path which she was already walking unsteadily, and that, perhaps, if she had gotten away from him alot sooner than she did, she might have stood a better chance in controlling/overcoming her Addictions… But then, she was well-aware and admitted publicly that she was just as Guilty of the Partaking as he was. It was just that, together, she was more apt to Indulge. Thinking back on her Interview with Oprah a couple years ago, Whitney stated that she felt so good finally being out of that Relationship… that it was bringing her down and she couldn’t stop the Drugs while she stayed in it, and that, for the first time, she had her Life in Perspective and was truly Happy to have cleaned-up her Act and regained her Health. I also remember her saying that it was “still very difficult”, and that she couldn’t really say she wouldn’t fall backwards again. What sticks-out the most for me in that same Interview, was how she talked about her Daughter— how her Daughter, not her Career— was the most-important thing on this Earth to her… how she wanted to make Amends, make her Daughter Proud, and never let her down or ever go through the things again that she saw most of her young Life— This is the saddest part. Whitney had that Choice, and I could Bet my Life that she would never have wanted to Desert her Daughter like this… but I guess some are just too far gone, the Demons are just too strong to fight to see it through and make it happen. This is an unfortunate Fate we have seen with many such “Legends” all too often. As a Human Being at only 48-years-old, and as one of the greatest Voices in Music of all time, this is, in all its surprising yet unsurprising Tradgedy, another sad Loss of Life and Talent. RIP.

  2. Could it be possible that not all aspects have been examined as they could have been.

  3. zelda Says:

    It’s always sad when someone dies.It’s difficult not to be judgemental in circumstances of a death like this.Try as I might I can only get to the sad place in a general manner……………….I can not find a word of praise for a life that destroyed itself.In the end we have to come to our own choices no matter what.
    I cannot make an icon of any of the drugged out”entertainers” that toss away their lives,,,,,,,,,,,,just can’t.Too many people are fighting for their lives moment by moment.To waste one on “choices” is unforgiveable in my view.

  4. Honeydog Says:

    What you said is the cold hard Truth. I am beginning to take a slightly different stand myself on everybody blaming the “prescribing Doctors” in certain cases… Certainly, many ARE to blame where “over-providing” Prescription Drugs to “known Addicts” among the Rich and Famous are concerned, but the “Accountability” for fateful outcomes indeed does not always stop there. It does come down to Choices and taking full responsibility for one’s own self… I really just have no idea what it’s like to be that Weak and Stupid, to fall Victim to that Lifestyle, not to be able to realize when it’s a dangerous situation, and not instinctively want or be able to change it before it’s too late, that’s all. And yes, when you think about those who HAVE no Choice, it puts it all in Perspective… for us anyway.

  5. zelda Says:

    Yes……..I am afraid the truth is that we have to look at ourselves..not easy to do….sure hasn’t been for me, but that seems to be the bottom line.
    I think showing that to our kids is what will save them………….life is a rocky road for all of us.
    We seem to make heros out of all the bad guys…………..lots of things are upside down and it aint working.

  6. Sandy Says:

    I myself feel sorry for her daughter.She has been her CARETAKER from what I have been hearing. What a sad thing for this child of hers.

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