Remembering Whitney Houston

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On February 11, 2012, the music world lost an amazing actress, producer, and model. Whitney Houston’s death was a tragedy to millions of fans, family and people who loved her. Houston was found dead in a fourth-floor suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. News casters reported that it was heard that her shower routines were monitored and timed to prevent any suicide attempts. Ironically, this seems to be  exactly the way she passed away; a “bathroom death”. Paramedics arrived at the scene around 3:30pm and she was pronounced dead around 4:00 pm. Even though they found liquor and drugs in her bathroom, with her in a tub full of war, but the official cause of her death has not been announced.

A singing engagement Houston was supposed to attend the night she died was immediately turned into a tribute in her honor. At the evening’s start, friend Cliff Davis poured his heart out about her absence.

“By now you have all learned of the unspeakably tragic news of our beloved Whitney’s passing. I don’t have to mask my emotion in front of a room full of so many dear friends. I am personally devastated by the loss of someone who has meant so much to me for so many years. Whitney was so full of life. She was so looking forward to tonight even though she wasn’t scheduled to perform. Whitney was a beautiful person and a talent beyond compare. She graced this stage with her regal presence and gave so many memorable performances here over the years. Simply put, Whitney would have wanted the music to go on and her family asked that we carry on.”

News and radio stations all broke from their usual scheduled programs to commemorate non-stop play of her songs in dedication to Houston’s death.

As many know and remember, Houston was an astounding singer. In her early singing years, she started out as a gospel singer. At the age of 14 years old, she became a back-up singer for  The Michael Zager Band‘s single, “Life’s a Party”. In the 1980’s, she began working as a fashion model and became one of the first colored women to grace “Seventeen” maganize. She was also featured in “Glamour“, “Cosmopolitan” and many other popular magazines. Her rise to international fame came from her first hit single, “Rolling Stone“, considered to be an outstanding portrayal of her vocal talent. Of course, expectations for Whitney were now set pretty high, and many more hit singles were to come. A very popular one loved by many is “I will always love you”.

Houston’s memory will always dwell in the hearts of many; she had exceptional talents, was a famous R&B singer, and was an outstanding woman and role model. Unfortunately, her death came so soon, dying at 48 years old. She will be greatly missed, but her memory still lives on through her music.

Music is a powerful medium. It affects the way we think, manipulating our mind to it’s rhythm.  Sometimes, another’s death makes us step back and look at our own life. Some of us are lucky to say we have a tomorrow, to say we have a thousand tomorrow’s. So much time we waste it, letting it pass us by as if it is nothing. But some of us only have today. Like Whitney, you may not know it, but the smallest acts may affect someone forever. She traced our hearts with her voice, her music. How will you trace your own life?


Posted on February 15, 2012, in News, Top Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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