Very very sad indeed. Her death is a great loss to the music community as well as the world. I am a great fan of hers and actually looking forward to hearing her more after the come back. it is just unfortunate.
Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48.
I just saw this earlier today - it's a tragic loss for her family, her fans and the music industry. I remember when I first saw Whitney Houston way back in the 80's it must have been when we were all young and daft. It always struck me just how beautiful this lady was and her voice just touched your soul!
A few weeks ago I saw a photograph of her and I was stunned and so saddened by her thin frame and old features - she looked nearer 60 than the 48 years she was. But I will always remember her as the beautiful singer with the stunning voice and I hope she rests in peace. Blessings to her and her family.
Some of our best and brightest stars are also addicts. They shine like supernovas while here on earth. But that amount of heat and light is simply too hard for the body to sustain long term. That is why the cosmos reclaims them seemingly before their time. It's been said many times many ways, "Only the good die young." Billy Joel "Die young, stay pretty." Blondie "The harder they come, the harder they fall." Jimmy Cliff
It's not news when they get sober. But thankfully, the list of great talents who figure it out and stop putting in is long and illustrious, too.
I hope you don't mean that the way I read it. "The recovery process is insulting and not tolerated by the universe." ??? Recovery as in recovery from addiction? Insulting? Not tolerated by the universe??
Recovery as practiced by the likes of Steven Tyler, Bruce Willis, Craig Ferguson, John Laroquette, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Downey Jr., ... That's just off the top of my head without consulting a list of famous people who are sober.
I was just trying to say it is so wrong for people like Marvin Gaye to beat drug addiction, come back with the greastest hit song of his life, and then die right in the middle of his great comeback. You know how great Heath, Micheal, Marvin, and Whitney would be today, if they survived. No insult intended here. But, these were all really tragic losses because of how they died and when they died. It was so soon after their recovery or just when they thought they made it back to fame.
That was my first reaction! Whoa, what the heck happened?! It seems the Hollywood stars are fading fast lately. Unfortunately I have to assume relapse or a medical condition that she kept to herself. This is truly sad, she was an incredible singer.
Prayers go out to her Mom Cissy and her daughter Bobbi. It's so sad to lose such an awesome talent. But the effects of addiction can last a lifetime and her having a serious ailment as a result will not come as a surprise. It doesn't diminish her "one" of a kind talent and the effect it had on so many of us. I can hear her singing "I will always love you" to the depths of my soul. As only she could make you feel.
Sorry about your friend. You should seek some help and get yourself better. I'm sure he would want that for you. Talk to a professional and get yourself a whole lot of drugs for you head. Do it to honor your friend's memory. You have my sympathy.
RG, Truly sorry about your friend. You are obviously in a lot of pain over his death. I don't know him or the circumstances, but perhaps it would make you feel better to hub about your friendship. Writing is always cathartic for me. MM
I'm sorry for your loss. I am sure this does not overshadow his death in the eyes of those who knew and loved him.
That being said, Whitney Houston did not deliberately choose to die on this day. She deserves as much respect as your friend does. We can't all be perfect people, people make mistakes and she made a big one when she got mixed up with Bobby Brown and drugs...
Everybody should look up that old movie THE BODYGUARD. Try to look up some interviews of Whitney. She was a great singer, and a really sweet homegirl. I wish the best for Bobby and his children. RIP Whitney.
What sad tragedy except the tragedy happened long ago when she got together with Bobby Brown and started doing drugs. There was no other like her but she destroyed her voice with that garbage she smoked and even if she did survive there was no come back. A true tragedy. RIP Whitney Houston.
If any parent is struggling with how to talk to their children about the dangers of drug use Houston's story is a perfect one to share. She had a huge career and a beautiful voice. Once she hooked up with Bobby Brown and started doing drugs she lost it all, including her life.
This is one of the greatest tragedies of all! Whitney Houston had so much beauty, talent, and a voice beyond compare. To throw it all away on drugs and alcohol is so sad. She used them so much and trashed her own life, I'm surprised she made it to age 48. I send condolences to the Houston family on their loss of a loved one they desperately tried to help, but who continued in her addictions to the end. I feel for her daughter, Bobbie Krystina, and send my sympathy to her also. I hope she learns from her mother's mistakes and only takes the good aspects from her mother's life.
Whitney Houston was truly one of the greatest talents with one of the greatest voices of our time. She lost her way but the talent will always be recognized in the music she left behind and in the young singers that have and will continue to come after her.
She may have been a tortured soul in life, but she has found peace.
And let's not forget that there is a mother, a daughter and other loved ones who are greving right now.
Another talent gone to waste. I don't mean to sound cold but whats the point in becoming a great success if you're going to blow it up your nose or bringing a shame to your family. Show business is too tough on many.I hope she RIP now.
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