Whitney “The Voice” Houston dead at 48

February 13, 2012  |  Death, Sad

Growing up in the 90s I was surrounded by amazing singers (well not surrounded in the physical sense but more or less the non-physical for lack of a better word) I grew up listening to Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Tupac Shakur, Ja Rule, DMX, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Craig David, Brandy, Monica, and so many more but my ultimate favorites in my early teen years was Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.  I distinctly remember going home from school popping in Mariah Carey’s latest cassette album “Butterfly” increasing the volume and singing along (off tune of course but still I loved it).  But we’re not talking about Mariah Carey here, we’re talking about Whitney Houston whose voice was truly indescribable and who will always be remembered as “The Voice” as well as “The diva to end all divas.” Whitney gave us classics such as “I Will Always Love You,” “Greatest Love of All,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (who loves me),” “I Belong to You,” “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “My Love is Your Love,” “When You Believe,” and so many more.

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Her album “My Love is Your Love” was and always will be my favorite of them all.  Whitney, you will forever live in the songs you have left behind.  On Saturday at around 3:55 p.m. Whitney Houston was pronounced dead by the paramedics in her room in the Beverly Hilton hotel.  The hotel where she was staying on the eve of the Grammy Awards.  The cause of her death was unknown but an investigation was being conducted to attribute the cause of death.  Her death came as a big shock as she had just performed 2 days earlier and was seen to be in good spirits.  But one never knows.  I was preparing a Tribute Page dedicated to her at work today with my colleagues and came up with the beautiful gem you see below.  But one thing stood out while researching her life and reading the different articles out there, a quote Whitney Houston once said to Diane Sawyer in an interview, it stuck and resonated with me, and made me think of how true it was on all accounts.

The biggest devil is me.  I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy.

One can never be sure what tomorrow brings unfortunately Whitney Houston never lived to see a tomorrow but that is the price one takes when they gamble their life away on drugs and abuse.  Let’s hope 2012 doesn’t bring us more saddening news.

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Rest in Peace Whitney Houston.

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4 Comments


  1. im really saddened by her death coz the last few yrs she became an addict & ruined her life & her career thanx to the bastard Bobby Brown!

    she’ll always be remembered as a huge diva!

  2. swera : I don’t blame anyone and she’s been away from Bobby Brown for years now. It has to be something else. Bs she will be remembered by her music.

  3. Hi there,

    Love your blog!

    Whitney was one of my favorite artists of all time. you’re right. her voice was incredible, something that i haven’t seen in the new artists that seem to mushroom up on a daily basis (and fade away quickly too).

    I’d vote for “One Moment in time” as one of her all time hits.

    Cheers!

  4. Sarosh Daruwalla : Hello there, Welcome to my blog :D And you’re right about the mushrooming of the new artists. I hope you enjoy your time on my blog and may I read more lovely comments from you :D