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A Tragedy Waiting to Happen: The Death of Whitney Houston
Sad. Tragic, yet, like other celebrities, expected. Maybe. The death of Whitney Houston indeed was a real waste, not that others like Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Amy Winehouse, Judy Garland, were also not a waste. But, mixing alcohol with prescription drugs just makes it more of a waste. Whitney knew from the warnings on the bottle not to consume alcohol while taking them, yet, on the day she died, witnesses saw her drinking along the pool and accused of the bartender from watering down the drinks. Like many adults, they just don't believe the warnings in print, as if they, apply to others only. They think, how can having a drink or two while on a prescription drug be a danger to my life? So, they ignore it. Hey, the warnings are there for a reason-your life! Too late to tell Whitney that now.
Stardom seems to breed this invincibility even more that the regular joe. Like most celebs that died in a similar way before Houston, Whitney's death seems even more of a waste. She had kicked narcotic drug abuse after years of recovery, yet fell victim to legal drugs because she did not take them seriously. The end resulted in her losing her life simply by getting into a nice, warm, cozy bathtub while under the influence of something and relaxing and slowly slipping into a "blacked out" state. Now her body simply relaxed completely allowing her to slip through the suds and under the water and drowned.
End of story. End of Whitney Houston. It was as simple as that.