On Saturday, the world lost another great music legend. Whitney Houston, who we have all seen battle her way through a lucrative career mixed with drugs and alcohol, was found dead in her hotel room. The news comes as a shock to many people around the world. The timing of the tragic death of the pop-icon is even more horrible because it was on the eve of the Grammy’s, an award show that Whitney has been a benefactor of many times over in the past. Many took to Twitter to make their shocks and surprises known while other social media outlets were used to express their sadness. Whether you follow music or not, you know who Whitney Houston was as a performer and what a terrible loss this is to the music industry.
Whitey wasn’t just a pop-singer, she was an icon that portrayed characters in movies such as “The Bodyguard”, “Waiting to Exhale” and “The Preacher’s Wife”. She was loved by many who knew the struggles and pain she had to go through. Whitney started her career when she was discovered by Clive Davis. They went on to do amazing things in the music industry together winning Whitney the award of Best Selling Debut Album by a Female Act for her album in 1985. Born in Newark, New Jersey, this “Jersey Girl” made her way to Beverly Hills in style. However in 1992, her marriage to Bobby Brown was when her career took a spiral turn for the worse. It wasn’t until 2000 that Whitney started to take a nose-dive into drugs, alcohol and other bad behaviors. She and Bobby Brown were arrested many times for various acts that would take her career down. However, the artist attempted to make a comeback in 2006 with divorcing Bobby Brown and it wasn’t until 2009 where “I Look to You” was released. However, it was viewed as “Weird” and “Shameful” and the tour was cancelled.
Despite all of this, the world still morns the death of this multi-platinum singer. Although the cause of death is unknown at this time, everyone remembers Whitney’s run-in with drugs and alcohol in the past years and wonder if she met the same fate as artists who have had a bit of bad luck recently. With that, let us remember Whitney Houston: The Woman, who fought through struggles to come back strong. R.I.P. Whitney, you will be missed.
Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012)