Recent years had seen Whitney less in the public eye, following her 2007 divorce. She released a comeback album in 2009 that topped the charts and went platinum, and she publicly proclaimed that she was winning her battle with drugs. Her voice had been badly damaged by the years of abuse, however, and she would later return to rehab.
Her death at the age of 48 has sent shockwaves through the music world, with stars paying tribute. Soul legend Aretha Franklin - Houston's godmother - said that the news was "stunning and unbelievable." Former husband Brown, currently performing with a reuinted New Edition, paid an emotional on-stage tribute, saying: "I would like to say, I love you Whitney. The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage."
Grammy Award show producers have confirmed that the show will be substantially changed to pay tribute to Houston, with singers Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan performing in her honour.
What sad new's How you died Whitney doesn't matter , what does matter is what you left us with and what an insperation you were to so many people through your movies and your music . you had a job to do and you did it well and now you rest . for those of us who loved you we will never forget you and you will live on forever in all of us .
R.I.P. pretty lady.
And THANK'S FOR THE MEMORIES
@ Someone: I think you missed the point of what I was trying to say. Every human life has a value, whether they are a homeless crack addict or an entertainer. I am not excusing her drug use- as I said, no one is going to deny that the drugs badly impacted her voice and her body. I also agree with you: I'm sure that her habit must have negatively affected her relationship with others, including her daughter. Her drug use put her in a negative light in the public eye- if it didn't, no one would be making references to crack in their current commentary. The underlying message of my past post was that people should not be making sarcastic comments about the fact that she has died, or making light of her death- it's not right. She's a person, regardless of her history. We all make mistakes and poor choices, but that doesn't decrease the intrinsic value of our lives. Whitney loved, and she was loved. I don't think other people realize that if their loved one had died, they would not appreciate it if others were crassly referring to dark periods in the dead person's life.
I only highlighted that poster's mistakes because he/she decided to take it upon himself/herself to mock others when he/she couldn't even proofread his/her own post.
You asked whether people's comments would be posted if Whitney was living on the streets, addicted to crack, and if she could not sing. In other words, would people comment if it was a homeless drug addicted individual who had died? I think a better question to ask is if our media outlets would even report it, which is another topic altogether. Thousands of tragedies happen everyday, and we have no knowledge about them.
I'm afraid your post is riddled with grammatical and spelling mistakes. In fact, you would express yourself much better with some revision of the post- there are a lot of sentence fragments and missing question marks. Your spelling errors include "addiction", "naturally", and "her".
A sadness that will shock many fans, friend's and her family. God has a beautiful Angel to sing in his garden. No one has a right to judge her for any reason why she lived or why she died. She will be missed by million's Sleep peacefully Whitney. I am saddened by this and my prayer's are certainly out to her family.God be with you at your time of sorrow.
no one has yet said this and im sure ill get backlash from this but here goes... when Whitney Houston got involved with Bobby Brown that was the ending of her greatness... his influence and the exposure of drugs were right there for her to taste and somehow started to enjoy and party hard with him... im sure he's emotional about her death but he should ask god's forgiveness for influencing her that way and leading her down a dark dark road that is always hard to recover from... I hope U R Happy with Yourself Bobby... this never should have been..
Whitney, God made you into a Super Star and your light is now shining for the entire world to see. Your voice and songs have brought me through broken relationships, crushes - ("there's a boy I know"), happy moments of dreams, aspirations, love and youth; your legacy will live on…..In the words of the late great legend, Bob Marley.... “I know a place where we can carry on”. You are in that place now….so carry on my soul sister, carry on…My thoughts are with your grieving family and close friends…I will pray for them
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