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RIP Whitney Houston

Updated on February 26, 2016

Whitney Houston dies on the eve of this year’s Grammy Awards at the age of 48. Whitney who has been known for her high pitch songs going as far back as the 80’s, had struggled with drug and alcohol use and had spiraled down from the top in the late 90’s.

Whitney was the daughter of Cissy Houston, cousin of Dionne Warwick and dear friend of Aretha Franklin, she was born on August 6, 1963, in Newark, NJ, and 19 years later she was spotted by Clive Davis; which later determined her road to success. Clive then mentored and steered her career for more than 25 years.

Houston was a true performer not only of music but also acting, and she will greatly be missed. As a performer the fame, spotlight, drugs and scandals are a given, but she must be remembered solely for the contributions made to the music industry, for during her prime she was one of the best vocals to ever grace the music scene and was regarded as being a role model to singer Mariah Carey among others.

Whitney was highly successful with her songs, "Saving All My Love for You," "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love of All" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go." All Billboard #1 hits and her "Bodyguard," Soundtrack sold over 10 million albums. Whitney Houston was absolutely idolized and for just cause, she was an extraordinary talent with an exceptional voice and a graceful beauty.

Unfortunately her career was stalled as she entered rehab and it is said that her mom once appeared at her door step with a court injunction saying “we either do it my way or we are not going to do this at all." It was then the final decision was made for Whitney to retire and once again seek treatment. In May of 2011 she got the help she needed said her representative at the time.

Whitney leaves behind a daughter Bobbi Brown and daughter of “New Edition” star Bobby Brown, who has had numerous brushes with the law. Their marriage was highly publicized as it was then one started to notice a change in Whitney and then later we found out she was a victim of domestic abuse. She and Bobby Brown divorced in 2007 and before appeared together in the reality show “Being Bobby Brown.

There has been word that Whitney was finally back on track and looking forward to making a comeback. She had just finished a film that will be released this Fall 2012 and fans will get to see a true performer in action. The cause of Whitney's death has not been determined, but apparently she was found submerged in the bath tub of her hotel room. Further details or links shall be added later but for now lets leave things like this.

Whitney was a legend and great American Artist and should only be remembered for that as she truly deserves it...

RIP Whitney, you will surely be missed.

In Loving Memory of Whitney Houston

My Favorite Whitney Houston Attributes: (Music) "How Will I Know," Saving all my Love for You," Where Do Broken Hearts Go;" "Heart Break Hotel," I Will Always Love You," "One Moment in Time," "Didn't We Almost Have it All," "Run to You". "All the Man that I Need," "You Give Good Love," "It's not Right but it's Okay," "Step by Step and many, many more superb hits.

(Movies) "Bodyguard," "The Preacher's Wife," "Waiting to Exhale"

Poem Tribute to Whitney by Godchild

RIP Whitney God Has You Now

Whitney's in a better place right now
Than she’s ever been before;
All pain is gone; she’s now at rest;
Nothing troubles her anymore.

It’s we who feel the burden of
Our sadness and our grief;.
We have to cry, to mourn our loss,
Before we get relief.

We know we’ll reconnect with her
At the end of each life’s road;
We’ll see her cherished face again
When we release our earthly load

Saving all My Love for You


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    • one2recognize2 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New York

      Thank you so very much wordsmith2418, truly appreciate the comment and yes, truly sad. I have stopped watching the news since Monday to avoid being more saddened by it.

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      Veronica Lewis 

      6 years ago from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

      So sad. Lovely tribute. I've been watching the news footage and just thinking the "what ifs." Finally had to turn off the tv, just too depressing. I like your article, well done.

    • one2recognize2 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks Dexter, coming from you it truly means a lot. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment, and yes her music will forever be cherished. :)

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Nice tribute to Whitney Houston. Her music still warms hearts and puts smiles on faces. Thanks!

    • one2recognize2 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks Resspenser, truly a great movie. flashmakeit, she was awesome and deserves to be remembered for her accomplishments. somethgblue, I agree, having an unlimited supply of money and a drug addiction makes it truly hard to kick the habit when it's truly easy for one to reup with ease. Glad you stopped using and wish you continued sobriety.

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      6 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      I am almost the same age as her and finally stopped using crack when I was 42, actually all drugs and alcohol. When you run out of money and become homeless you have a choice, unfortunately she didn't have that choice.

      For drug addicts you have three choices prison, the cemetery or sobriety, if you have money you have no choice and no hope!

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      6 years ago from usa

      Thank you so much for add this hub and it really break my heart.

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Think I'll turn off the news, put The Bodyguard on the DVD, and chill.


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