Whitney Houston was found dead in her hotel room today.http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/02/11/whitney-houston-dies-at-48/
Whitney Houston, who reigned 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, Fox News confirms. She was 48.
The Beverly Hills Police Department responded to an emergency call at the Beverly Hills Hotel Saturday, Lt. Mark Rosen, of the Bevery Hills Police Department said.
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This is incredibly sad on many levels. When I first heard her, I was in my early 20's; she was barely out of her teens. Her voice was magnificent, and I thought she would easily be up to Ella Fitzgerald's talent by, well, now. Beauty, eloquence, and one hell of a voice. Even Kevin Costner had something going with her during the movie they starred in together, but she was definitely a deserved queen.
Of course, that all changed with the marriage and subsequent problems with Bobby Brown, along with the drug use. I'm not one that likes to bemoan lost opportunities of others, especially celebrities whom are a dime a dozen. But whatever mental problems that Whitney had (and she MUST have had some being married to that #$#^#@ a**wipe Bobby Brown) were easily surpassed by her talent.
But years of abuse, drugs, and Bobby did not allow her to develop as she should have. And as much as I'm saddened by her death, and from the gifts of song she gave the world, I will always remember that if she had the right motivation and support and, frankly, real love, she would have become the greatest female vocalist of all time.