Skip to comments.Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48
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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Too bad, she just couldn’t shake her problems. RIP.
drugs, alcohol and thug boyfriends
I honor the passing of a great singer and grieve the loss of a troubled soul.
Sad, but sorry to say it was only a matter of time. She had a great voice.
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?
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.
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.
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.
May Whitney rest in peace and may her daughter not follow in the path of her parents.
For the next week all we will hear is what a "tragedy" her death is. These photos that Jim posted help bring it down to earth that she did it all to herself. Those photos are what she was living and loving for a 15 year period above her daughter, herself, her life and her talent. Nobody ever told her NO.
This is Whitney Houston
I see no disrespect in posting those photos.
[FNC jumped on this immediately -]
Yep, Fox News has been on it for almost an hour.
I liked her in The Bodyguard.
Whitney was a good example of what drugs and poor choices in life can do. She was such a lovely young woman who turned into a sad wreck. May she rest in peace.
Normally I wouldn’t even give a second thought to a Hollywood figure dieing, but this was a big shock to me when I first heard about it.
Thanx for posting that-it was a great way for her to be remembered.
This is so sad.
This is what drugs do to a person. It burns you up, it shortens your life. It takes your life.
My prayers are with her and her family.
God has a angel with him tonight whose Hosannas will lift heaven itself.
God bless you Whitney.
I was not aware of CNN covering before FNC
FNC seems to be covering it in a sensitive way -
So many people let themselves drift into toxic relationships and habits that put them into a tailspin that ruins and then suddenly ends their life way too soon
It seems like there is no way to turn them around and help them
I have to get off this topic now
The 48-year-old was spotted looking worse for wear last night in Hollywood, California after enjoying a party with friends.
Dressed all in black, the How Will I Know singer appeared angry and agitated as she left the venue and looked like she had partied a little hard.
Wearing a short black dress the star emerged with her hair messed up and gestured aggressively to the waiting photographers.
Whitney had what is believed to be blood dripping down her leg and scratches on her wrist and she had to be escorted from the club to her car by a few people.
According to recent reports the highly decorated Houston has squandered her fortune and is on the brink of bankruptcy as well as facing mortgage foreclosure.
The Morris County Sheriff’s Office recently authorized the mortgage foreclosure sale of her 10-acre New Jersey mansion for over $1million in overdue mortgage payments and taxes.
Houston, who has overcome crack cocaine addiction, has allegedly spent all of her fortune, including a reported $100million record deal.
Whitney’s fortune is gone. Music industry heavy hitters are supporting her and her label is fronting her cash against her next album, but no one knows when that will be released a source told Radaronline.com.
She might be homeless if not for people saving her. She is broke as a joke.
The source added: She called someone to ask for $100. It is so sad. She should have Mariah Carey money, and she’s flat broke.
I just saw pictures of her taken a few nights ago as she was leaving a nightclub (link below). It looks as if she was on another downward spiral. I hope she has found the peace she was looking for.