Whitney Houston Dead at 48


eh1eh
#1
Not a big surprise.

Pop singer Whitney Houston dead at 48 - World - CBC News
 
lone wolf
#2
She's been burning her candle in a lot of places. I hope she's found what she was looking for. Rest in Peace.
 
mentalfloss
#3
48 48
 
bill barilko
+3
#4
 
gopher
#5
Girl was rather reckless with her life. Sad to see her go.
 
JLM
+2
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

Not a big surprise.

Pop singer Whitney Houston dead at 48 - World - CBC News

Very sad, we can judge others, but it's meaningless if we don't know the "headwinds they've been bucking".
 
PoliticalNick
+1
#7
Oh well, yawn!

If you are going to choose a life of hard drugs and liquor this will be the result 99% of the time. Her name will now be added to the long list of those who took on that lifestyle and failed to make it.
 
Ocean Breeze
+2
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Girl was rather reckless with her life. Sad to see her go.

It is just too tragic. The talent that she had was superior and on a stratosphere of a select few earthlings.

Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You Live Grammy HD - YouTube (external - login to view)

I gotta admit. I am stunned. What a loss. But so many superior talents die young. (and yes, 48 is young )

RIP Whitney. Your legendary voice will live on ...

(whatever her "lifestyle" was , it was her personal choice and in the final analysis , what truly matters is the talent and the songs she leaves behind. It is a lifestyle of many performers. Elvis and other big names lived it and died young too. But as he did.....she leaves the sounds of her voice to live , enjoy and remember. me thinks , we can get far too jaded about these artists......as we don't have a clue what their true "lifestyle" involves , the pressures , the media scrutiny and when they die, the media autopsies . Not many can handle this effectively without some "cost" to themselves.
Last edited by Ocean Breeze; Feb 12th, 2012 at 12:03 AM..
 
shadowshiv
#9
Alas, her lifestyle of drugs and alcohol(I'm not sure if she still was living hard, or if it just caught up with her years later) was more than likely the cause of her death. It also didn't help that she had such a douchebag of a husband. Rest in peace.
 
Ocean Breeze
+1
#10
Seems most focus on her drug and alcohol "lifestyle" at the time of her death. why is that?? What happened to remembering the wonderful voice, the talent , the professional performances she gave , the recognition she gained as an artist???

Seems that she did not have the glorious lifestyle that so called big money and big success brings .......and not sure how many could cope living under the microscope day after day and be subject to tabloid gossip each time they sneeze.

IF that is all one can remember about her......then perhaps her death is nothing but a small ripple on a lake with no loss to anyone.

.........and yet , that gorgeous voice...
 
Dexter Sinister
+4
#11  Top Rated Post
Ah, that's too bad, I'm sorry to hear that. At her best as a performer she was as good as anybody's ever been, a powerful and evocative voice, and a rare beauty too.
 
shadowshiv
+1
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean BreezeView Post

Seems most focus on her drug and alcohol "lifestyle" at the time of her death. why is that?? What happened to remembering the wonderful voice, the talent , the professional performances she gave , the recognition she gained as an artist???

Seems that she did not have the glorious lifestyle that so called big money and big success brings .......and not sure how many could cope living under the microscope day after day and be subject to tabloid gossip each time they sneeze.

IF that is all one can remember about her......then perhaps her death is nothing but a small ripple on a lake with no loss to anyone.

.........and yet , that gorgeous voice...

Most people tend to focus on that, because it was more than likely the cause of her death. If she had passed due to old age, then there would be more focus on her talent and career. While it is sad, it is how it is with celebrities. Look at Amy Winehouse, for example. All the newspapers and other outlets focused on her problems with alcohol and drugs due to it being the ultimate cause of her death(and especially since she died so young).
 
Ocean Breeze
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter SinisterView Post

Ah, that's too bad, I'm sorry to hear that. At her best as a performer she was as good as anybody's ever been, a powerful and evocative voice, and a rare beauty too.

Indeed, Dexter, Indeed.

Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Most people tend to focus on that, because it was more than likely the cause of her death. If she had passed due to old age, then there would be more focus on her talent and career. While it is sad, it is how it is with celebrities. Look at Amy Winehouse, for example. All the newspapers and other outlets focused on her problems with alcohol and drugs due to it being the ultimate cause of her death(and especially since she died so young).

well, so far NO cause of death has been released so all folks are doing is making assumptions. Of course the media does that. It was different with Elvis.......it seemed that most sort of suspected......but the focus was on the loss of the man, the talent , the survivors , the family...........and the crap sifted out later.

Yes, it was ugly about Amy , and it was wrong to literally black ball her in death by focussing on her problems. instead of her talent.The one person who handled it very tactfully and gracefully was Tony Bennett. ( she did a duo with him).

( just saying.... _
 
shadowshiv
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean BreezeView Post




well, so far NO cause of death has been released so all folks are doing is making assumptions. Of course the media does that. It was different with Elvis.......it seemed that most sort of suspected......but the focus was on the loss of the man, the talent , the survivors , the family...........and the crap sifted out later.

Yes, it was ugly about Amy , and it was wrong to literally black ball her in death by focussing on her problems. instead of her talent.The one person who handled it very tactfully and gracefully was Tony Bennett. ( she did a duo with him).

( just saying.... _

This is the sort of news that sells. If it wasn't, then you wouldn't hear about these "sensationalism" stories. It's a sad fact, but I doubt it will change anytime soon.
 
damngrumpy
+1
#15
I will always love you the song was one of the greatest country songs ever written and adapted.
It was written by Dolly Parton and it was in honor of Porter Wagner.
Whitney chose a road to destruction because she could never find the road to happiness. She
struggled to make the big time and she did, she ended up leaning on a jerk for a husband and
she never really recovered from the breakup. Even on the summit of success personal life failure
leaves you just short of the full view of life and such was the case for her. This is way past the
she did drugs thing, it is the waste of a human life filled with promise and hope in the eyes of those
still searching. Today the journey ended in with the worst possible outcome, but the world will
appreciate the musical magic she left behind.
The coming and going of the icons that mark the mile posters of a generation. She will be missed
RIP.
 
talloola
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter SinisterView Post

Ah, that's too bad, I'm sorry to hear that. At her best as a performer she was as good as anybody's ever been, a powerful and evocative voice, and a rare beauty too.

yes, a rare beauty, but I saw a picture of her a few years back, looked about 60, and I'll bet when she
died she looked 90.

I hope her children have been in good hands for a long time, what a pitiful way to be a mother, and
what a memory for her children, moving on with their lives.

I feel nothing at this moment but anger toward her,and sadness for her children, what a pitiful mess she was.

When people have such a chance at the american dream, it sometimes becomes a nightmare, and no one
to blame but herself.
 
Kreskin
#17
Some make it big and get stuck in the fast lane. Living at the Beverly Hills Hotel? If you have the cash to do that then you have the cash to buy drugs, especially being an addict. No worry about cops watching your house, I'm sure the hotel makes star watching a little difficult. I'm sure there are lots of secret entrances for runners. A phone call to the front desk and few bucks can arrange anything. Play Russian Roulette with hard drugs for years, one day you pay the piper.
 
Cannuck
+4
#18
Some people think "making it big" is the answer. There have been far too many rich and famous people crumble to believe that being rich and famous cures all ills. She was an immense talent. The drugs destroyed that. But the drugs ultimately were not the problem. They were nothing more than a symptom.
 
Liberalman
#19
Whitney Houston Found Dead

http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/11/whitney-houston-dead-bathtub (external - login to view)

Music icon drops dead on the eve of the Gammy Awards.

Whitney Houston lived the dream from the good life to the bad life of drugs and was on her way back when tragedy struck, her body shut down and she expired.

Sex, drugs and rock and roll is what awaits the people that make it and once it has you it is hard to get off.

Whitney Houston will be missed and her songs will be enjoyed by the future generations.
 
TenPenny
+2
#20
At least she won't be screaming any more. Man, I hated that style of singing.
 
Walter
#21
She had a great voice, a lousy husband. RIP
 
wulfie68
#22
I remember when we were first hearing her Voice and it was magnificent. I didn't always like the vocal acrobatics she, like many other vocalists, indulged in, but the quality of her voice on its own made her a star.

Now, we all know she had issues with her allegedly abusive on-again-off-again exhusband Bobby Brown but we don't know what contributed to her substance abuse issues. And yeah, we're going to hear a lot about them because she DID die so young and thats pretty much the way it goes: when someone dies "before their time" we fixate on the cause of death. In this case many of us are automatically making that intuitive leap that her past problems are a contributor if not the outright cause: drugs and that lifestyle are hard on the body, so even if it was something like a heart attack, how much did her earlier life damage her?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#23
Sorry to see her (or anybody) die. But I hated her music and her voice. Fingernails on a chalkboard to my ears.
 
JLM
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

At least she won't be screaming any more. Man, I hated that style of singing.

You should probably get your ears checked.
 
WLDB
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

You should probably get your ears checked.

I`ll take Dylan any day over her.
 
JLM
+1
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

I`ll take Dylan any day over her.

And I'd probably take Hank Thompson! But that doesn't diminish her!
 
petros
#27
Bon voyage Crackney.
 
MHz
#28
The bodyguard did it.
 
taxslave
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean BreezeView Post

Indeed, Dexter, Indeed.



well, so far NO cause of death has been released so all folks are doing is making assumptions. Of course the media does that. It was different with Elvis.......it seemed that most sort of suspected......but the focus was on the loss of the man, the talent , the survivors , the family...........and the crap sifted out later.

Yes, it was ugly about Amy , and it was wrong to literally black ball her in death by focussing on her problems. instead of her talent.The one person who handled it very tactfully and gracefully was Tony Bennett. ( she did a duo with him).

( just saying.... _

Not really. If she had a heart attack with no drugs currently in her system that would be listed as the cause of death, not the fact that vast amounts of drugs and alcohol caused the heart attack.
Too bad . She was an excellent singer.
 
#juan
#30
Not wanting to be unkind, but I only ever heard her sing one song. I will assume she had more than one.
I never followed Whitney Houston's career because I didn't like her style. I wish her and her loved ones well.
 

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