Someone please tell me this is just another disgusting twitter trend about a fake celeb death so I can go find the jerk and slap the hell outta em. Whitney Houston can’t be dead. I just can’t accept that. To think only a few days ago I was singing her song “Why Does It Hurt So Bad” in the shower out of nowhere, based on the fact that good music just stays with me, and now I’m hearing news that she’s dead at 48 years old. This is just beyond shocking and leaves me speechless. What can you say to this, really? Should I delve into her past hits and newest comebacks, or should I ponder in quietness and search for the reason as to why Whitney Houston is with us no more.
She’s one of my favorite singers of all time, among the likes of Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, and Babyface. I, among millions, considered this woman one of the greatest. I, among millions, was blown away from that fierceness of a voice belting out tunes like “Saving All My Love,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “One Moment In Time,” “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing,” “When You Believe” (one of the best duets of all time) and “Exhale (shoop shoop song).” There’s no amount of Grammys or any other prestigious Awards that could possibly reward her for the wonderful music she’s contributed over the years, and no other artist from her generation or the next can possibly replace her.
We will sincerely miss you Whitney, and our condolences to your wonderful daughter, friends, and family suffering from this tremendous loss.
August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012
How are you taking the news of Whitney Houston’s death?