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RIP Whitney Houston

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SonjaMarie
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RIP Whitney Houston

Postby SonjaMarie » Sun February 12th, 2012, 2:49 am

Dang, she was 48, no cause of death announced yet. She was such a great singer until she got involved with Bobby Brown and drugs, then she became a bit of a joke. I feel so bad for her young daughter!

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Tomorrow are the Grammies, I suspect there will be many tributes and sadness.

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Postby Vanessa » Sun February 12th, 2012, 11:46 am

That's so sad and tragic. Too young.
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Postby Madeleine » Sun February 12th, 2012, 1:50 pm

Yes it's very tragic. I agree with Sonja, she changed after marrying Bobby Brown, and goodness knows what will happen to their daughter. I was never a fan but it's very sad.
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Postby Susan » Sun February 12th, 2012, 1:50 pm

Since Whitney Houston was a native of New Jersey, there was a huge front page story on her in the Star Ledger, which is the largest NJ newspaper.

I read online that Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan will do a tribute to Houston at tonight's Grammy Awards.
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Postby Divia » Sun February 12th, 2012, 3:51 pm

Agreed. She was fine until she hooked up with Bobby Brown. Its sad that she decided to do drugs and become what she did.

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Postby princess garnet » Sun February 12th, 2012, 8:18 pm

I heard the news at a Valentine's party last night.
Besides her singing career, she appeared in a few movies in the '90s.

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Postby Tanzanite » Sun February 12th, 2012, 11:33 pm

Very sad. I used one of her songs at my wedding (instead of the traditional "Here Comes the Bride" song) which will always have a special place in my heart.

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Postby Ash » Mon February 13th, 2012, 12:10 am

I was never a huge fan - but I recognized her influence and her talent. How very sad, so young.

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Postby Ludmilla » Mon February 13th, 2012, 2:33 pm

I was never a fan, either, though I recognized her talent as well. I just don't like that style of singing -- very divaish and so imitated today!

I almost think it contributes to the problem when celebrities like these are given so much attention and sympathy by fans and the press. Whitney and her husband were never without their entourage (unless they've changed habits in recent years). A lady I used to work with lived down the street from them, and she had nothing good to say about their lifestyle or how they were raising their daughter. Their entourage became a frequent nuisance in the neighborhood. Despite earning more than many of us would dream of, the couple was always struggling for money. I feel sorry for the daughter, but given how she grew up with very poor role models, would be very surprised if she doesn't have a substance abuse problem or eventually develop one. Sad any which way you look at it.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon February 13th, 2012, 5:26 pm

Whitney and Bobby were divorced in '07.

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