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A Tragedy Waiting to Happen: The Death of Whitney Houston

Updated on February 15, 2012

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.

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      shesacraftymom 6 years ago

      I felt so sad when I heard she died. I hoped for a comeback for Whitney. Xanax was found in her room which is a pretty common anti-anxiety med. It's such a strong medication, but I don't think people take it seriously enough.

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      FGual 6 years ago from USA

      The sadness of a life wasted. At 48 and in spite of her history of drug abuse and whatever else, she was still a beautiful woman. This seems similar to Jacko in many ways.

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      perrya 6 years ago

      While not official, it is common sense. They found her under water in the bathtub. Obviously, drug induced.

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      Stuart 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Its still not conclusive as to what it was exactly that caused such a tragedy. But yes, prescription drugs are definitely a problem. Prescription drugs are given out like candy these days, and its seems like common sense - prescription drugs are DANGEROUS and there needs to be more accountability. Additionally, Why are we making drugs that are really this harmful. We have recently experienced a tragedy like this with Michael Jackson as well.

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      perrya 6 years ago

      Thanks.The loss seems worse because it was so easy to avoid and it was a result of being negligent and ignorant.

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      amymarie_5 6 years ago from Chicago IL

      I always loved Whitney. I really thought she was straightening up her life. It is such a waste. She had so much talent. I think you are right that people don't take prescription drugs seriously. People don't take alcohol seriously either. Great and thoughtful hub. I rated it up & shared.

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