Whitney Houston: August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012

February 11, 2012 at 10:17 PM (current news, human life issues, legal issues, social opinion, web gossip)

This indeed is heartbreaking.  I was dawdling around on a usually boring Saturday night.  I actually had just finished with tending to the cats, and I was flipping channels to see what I wanted to watch.  I always go by CNN to check on the latest news stories, and I was back-handed by this report!

I know that all of my generation, along with those of older ages, have grown highly familiar with the sound of Whitney Houston.  I believe that I was an elementary school kid when her smash-hit The Greatest Love Of All was topping charts, with all of the nation, and possibly all of the world, singing along with her.  Her music was entertaining and inspiring; it was a sound that could not be denied.

They said that this year would bring drama.  What a stunning and depressing way to enter a Saturday evening by learning that Whitney Houston has died!  At 3:55 p.m. PST, people from The Beverly Hilton Hotel contacted Beverly Hills Police to report that a body had been found in a fourth floor room, and it was that of legendary singer Whitney Houston.

It is highly depressing, along with wind-snatching, to hear the news of the loss of Whitney Houston.  I have grown up with the sound her music, hearing her incomparable voice, seeing her film works, and being enamored by her beauty. Whitney Houston has been a performer without equal, as there likely never will be another like her.

I had a childhood friend who had an eerie resemblence to Whitney Houston as a little girl!  I reflect on that, recalling how long it has been that I have enjoyed and cherished her sound.  It was around the time of the release of her first album, with songs like Saving All My Love For You taking center stage, that I became a forever-fan of hers.  My parents and I had her music, as we all would listen to her sound, and we found such delight in her melodic presentations.

It is especially dismaying because The Grammy Awards are tomorrow night!  Whitney Houston, an owner of six Grammys herself, has been a major part of that program.  I have to believe that an extremely low aura will encompass the atmosphere of the ceremony, as many of the musicians and celebrities will be drained by the suddenness of this tragic event.  Also, her family surely is at a loss of action, stunned by pain and a despair of what to do next.  I am hearing news that Clive Davis likely will give a presentation, and that Jennifer Hudson might be doing a musical tribute to Whitney Houston at tomorrow night’s show.

Well, certainly there will be more news reports, reflections, and other information revealed about this tragic situation throughout the days to come.  Whitney Houston; the loss of a legend.  Born August 9, 1963, she was 48 years old.  The world will always love you!











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