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Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48
CBS News ^ | Feb 11, 2012

Posted on 02/11/2012 5:50:09 PM PST by rdl6989

LOS ANGELES - Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

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1 posted on 02/11/2012 5:50:13 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewxmv2tyeRs&feature=artistob&playnext=1&list=TLz3gLNezjBPk


2 posted on 02/11/2012 5:51:45 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

Wow. Sad.


3 posted on 02/11/2012 5:53:14 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: rdl6989

Crime scene at an LA hotel according to fox.


4 posted on 02/11/2012 5:53:50 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: rdl6989

Lindsey Lohan, you listening to this?


5 posted on 02/11/2012 5:54:09 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: rdl6989

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVyO0I_kJuw


6 posted on 02/11/2012 5:55:51 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: rdl6989

Sad she was very talented unlike alot of Pop “singers” these days....Remember seeing her videos in the 80’s...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH3giaIzONA&ob=av2e


7 posted on 02/11/2012 5:56:25 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: rdl6989

Rest in peace, after a talented but troubled life. This is so sad.


8 posted on 02/11/2012 5:56:55 PM PST by KJC1
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To: rdl6989

I liked her voice. May God be merciful and bring her home.


9 posted on 02/11/2012 5:58:25 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: rdl6989

“Cocaine is a helluva drug.” — Rick James


10 posted on 02/11/2012 5:58:59 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

She was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel..she was supposed to appear tonight at a party for Clive Davis at the Beverly Hills Hotel..probably OD..heck take out probably, 100 percent chance of it being an OD


11 posted on 02/11/2012 5:59:35 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rdl6989

A tragedy. She was beautiful back in the 80s. I pray she came to know Christ before she died.


12 posted on 02/11/2012 6:00:16 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: rdl6989

Beautiful voice, and she used to be a classy lady. Sad what she became...RIP.


13 posted on 02/11/2012 6:00:21 PM PST by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: Jet Jaguar

That’s probably standard procedure when the death isn’t natural. Doesn’t mean that it’s actually criminal in nature.


14 posted on 02/11/2012 6:01:11 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: rdl6989

How sad, she had beauty and talent. It is amazing how many people who have been given such gifts end up on drugs and dead at an early age.


15 posted on 02/11/2012 6:01:11 PM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: rdl6989

Whitney singing The Star Spangled Banner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h9NN5FhJ7I&feature


16 posted on 02/11/2012 6:01:18 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Jet Jaguar
Mrs. Lurkin said that local ABC reported a fatal auto v pedestrian TC on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills not long before the Whitney Houston news broke.
17 posted on 02/11/2012 6:02:24 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

BUMP!


18 posted on 02/11/2012 6:02:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rdl6989

You Only Die Twice (on FR Threads.)


19 posted on 02/11/2012 6:03:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I guess it is sad, but an hour of FNC in breaking news?


20 posted on 02/11/2012 6:03:46 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rdl6989

Oh dear! There goes the news cycle...just when a whole lot of serious effluent around the world is about the hit the air conditioning!


21 posted on 02/11/2012 6:07:29 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Red_Devil 232

I just checked VH1 and MTV and they have absolutely nothing about it.


22 posted on 02/11/2012 6:07:49 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

Horrible news. Prayers to her family. Not necessarily a total surprise but horrible just the same.


24 posted on 02/11/2012 6:11:26 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: rdl6989; devolve; ntnychik

But the much scorned Fox News did and does and is having a show about her right now!


25 posted on 02/11/2012 6:11:43 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Reagan69
Lindsey Lohan, you listening to this?

No sh!t.
26 posted on 02/11/2012 6:11:47 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah but the fatal crash was on Wilshire/LaPeer(Where the Audi dealership is, know that place well I am about 8 blocks away) from what Im hearing Whitney Houston was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel so there is no connection between the two incidents


27 posted on 02/11/2012 6:12:57 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rdl6989

What a shame. RIP, Whitney.


28 posted on 02/11/2012 6:13:46 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (You cannot fix stupid. Not even with JB Weld.)
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To: rdl6989
Aren't those channels automated now? live engineers are like, sooo 90s
29 posted on 02/11/2012 6:13:51 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Very true. Silly me, I thought those networks would report news of this nature.


30 posted on 02/11/2012 6:16:26 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

Sad. A powerful counterpoint to the celebration of excess and sin that will be on display at the Grammys.


31 posted on 02/11/2012 6:17:48 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: rdl6989

RIP, Whitney.

A tragic loss of a lovely talent.


32 posted on 02/11/2012 6:18:14 PM PST by left that other site
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To: rdl6989

SAD! RIP!!

I fell in love with her voice!

No one, and mean NO ONE, will ever sing the National Anthem as good as she did at the Super Bowl in ‘91! Just absolutely beautiful version!


33 posted on 02/11/2012 6:19:16 PM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

She coulda stumbled home


34 posted on 02/11/2012 6:19:45 PM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should you stand up and fight.)
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To: rdl6989

When I first saw her back in the ‘80s I thought she was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. Way too young and way too bad


35 posted on 02/11/2012 6:21:51 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: potlatch

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FNC jumped on this immediately -

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36 posted on 02/11/2012 6:23:16 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - you can*t do that on WebTV - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I guess there is no dignity even in death. Repulsive that you would post this photo.


37 posted on 02/11/2012 6:23:57 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: rdl6989

We don’t know yet if it was drug related but she ruined herself over drugs.

I think this is such a shame on so many levels after years of loving her voice. And that National Anthem at the start of the Gulf War at the Super Bowl (1991?)ranks the best ever sang by anyone.

She had it all and threw it all away. Listening to her trying to sing after her comeback last year was just painful. She threw it all away for drugs.


38 posted on 02/11/2012 6:24:25 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: rdl6989

Drug use, as some say, is a victimless crime .... probably need to inform the victims ... both the users and everyone around them!


39 posted on 02/11/2012 6:24:57 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: devolve

Actually, CNN was on it for a least a half hour before FNC even mentioned it.


40 posted on 02/11/2012 6:26:13 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: rdl6989

Rock and Roll Heaven by The Righteous Brothers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2cijNKu9qc


41 posted on 02/11/2012 6:27:06 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: rdl6989

Too bad, she just couldn’t shake her problems. RIP.


42 posted on 02/11/2012 6:27:53 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: rdl6989

drugs, alcohol and thug boyfriends


43 posted on 02/11/2012 6:28:14 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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I hate it..she sang about love but it didn't save her. In the end, her gift was G-ds to give.

I honor the passing of a great singer and grieve the loss of a troubled soul.

44 posted on 02/11/2012 6:29:03 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: rdl6989

Sad, but sorry to say it was only a matter of time. She had a great voice.


45 posted on 02/11/2012 6:29:47 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; JulieRNR21; bamahead

Whitney Houston’s premature death is a tragedy, but no one should be surprised. The only thing that surprises me is that she managed to live this long. It’s a shame, given her great talent. What did she see in Bobby Brown in the first place?


46 posted on 02/11/2012 6:30:05 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: rdl6989

Too bad. One of the best pop voices of all time. Just an incredibly powerful and pure voice. Don’t know much about her, but I always suspected she was a decent person, in spite of her drug issues.

Lindsey Lohan, on the other hand, is a punk.


47 posted on 02/11/2012 6:30:51 PM PST by PAR
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To: rdl6989

Heard this on the radio while driving home.

What a tragic ending to a tragically-led life once Bobby Brown entered it.

Prayers to her family. I’m sure they’re beyond heartbroken....all these years hoping and praying that she’d turn around.

Very sad.


48 posted on 02/11/2012 6:31:21 PM PST by nicmarlo
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49 posted on 02/11/2012 6:31:21 PM PST by fr_freak
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I’ll never forget the first time I heard her voice when I was a child. There has never been anyone close to making me feel the way she did when she sang. RIP Whitney.


50 posted on 02/11/2012 6:32:20 PM PST by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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