Sadness darkens the music world with the death of a pure voice - Whitney Houston. She was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Hotel said Mark Rosen from the Beverly Hills police department. No obvious signs of criminal intent or drug use according to police. The investigation continues.
We have all been fans in one way or another, because Whitney's songs have not only been R & B hits, but true classic crossover tunes. She was the winner of 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Awards, and 22 American Music Awards.
One of Newark, New Jersey's brightest stars, Houston was a consummate professional and impeccable singer. Her personal life notwithstanding, it is clear that her discography is one of the best to have ever been created.
Selling over 170 million albums, her hits include: Greatest Love of All, I Will Always Love You, How Will I Know, Run to You, Saving All My Love for You, Heartbreak Hotel, I Have Nothing, One Moment in Time, and I Wanna Dance with Somebody.
Her relationship with Bobby Brown was obviously a huge mistake. Excessive drug and alcohol use didn't help matters either. But dying at 48 years old generally does not happen by natural causes. Whether the death is narcotics related or not, the passing of the songstress and genius is one of mystery. The silent, creepy, drug suppliers are never seen and when your star begins to rise, a person will be approached by some stranger offering a little something for free. We all know that nothing is free.
When I first heard Whitney's voice, I said this is the one who will save the music business. Uncle Clive Davis bet the farm on her and scored big time.
We will miss this diva immensely. Let's look at her life, ability, talent, and demise as reflection for us to love, live, and help those in need.