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Whitney Houston-Gone at 48
Whitney Houston - Dead at 48
I am sitting and listening to the news right now and am truly saddened and shocked. One of the arguably most talented singers in recent times has died. Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48. At this point, there is not a cause of death. People are speculating that it could possibly involve drugs, but again, at this moment we really don’t know.
I am close to the same age as Ms. Houston. I wish I had only a tiny bit of the wonderful talent that she had. She had many number one hits and made some wonderful movies. The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner was a great showcase of her acting and musical talents. The Preacher’s Wife was a wonderfully done remake that also showed off her acting talents.
It saddens me that in recent years, we have heard more bad news about this wonderful talent, than good news. In my opinion, it was her relationship with Bobby Brown that was probably the beginning of the downfall of her career. Although Bobby Brown is/was also a great talent, the personal relationship between the two of them was not good. I don’t know if it was Bobby that introduced her to drugs, but I do know that he at least helped contribute to her drug abuse. As a woman that lived in an abusive relationship, I do understand that she loved him and probably feared him at the same time that she feared losing him.
As I am writing this, I am listening to Smokey Robinson tell the world about how wonderful his friend Whitney was. He is talking about the talent that the world has lost. He is talking about how her mother must feel and is extending his condolences to Cissy. I feel for her daughter, Bobbi Kristina and hope that this doesn’t cause her to fall deeper into her own drug abuse. Maybe this will help put Bobbi on the road to sobriety.
There are people in Los Angeles that are in town for the Grammy Awards, where Whitney was at. They are discussing the loss of this wonderful woman and the irony of her passing on this night before the Grammy’s. I imagine that there will some sort of tribute at the Grammy’s to honor Whitney.
I am saddened about the passing of Whitney Houston. I am saddened that I will not hear new music from this talented woman. I am glad that she will live on in her music….