Pop diva and actress Whitney Houston was found dead today, at only 48 years old. The award-winning singer, once married to Bobby Brown, battled drug and alcohol addiction for years, but her cause of death is still unknown.
According to sources, Whitney was at the Beverly Hills Hilton when paramedics were called. They tried to revive her at the scene, but were unable to save her and she was pronounced dead at 3:55pm. She was allegedly in the bath tub when they arrived at the hotel. Police are still investigating her death, and spent hours at the hotel collecting information.
What a sad day for the music industry and fans around the world…such an incredible talent lost again. It reminds me of the day Michael Jackson died; shocking and depressing. This is also a devastating loss for her 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina and mom Sissy Houston. I was looking forward to her in the new “Waiting to Exhale” movie and her comeback. But at least her new movie “Sparkle” will be released in August.
It’s ironic that she died a day before the Grammy’s; she won six during her music career. Whitney’s magical voice helped her sell over 200 million albums and singles worldwide. Adding to her trophy case; she also won 22 American Music Awards, 30 Billboard Awards and two Emmy’s. Not only did her songs stay on the top of the charts, her singing of the “National Anthem” back in 1991, is still talked about today. And her starring role in the blockbuster hit “The Body Guard”, is still a fan favorite.
Many are speculating that her cause of death was from prolonged use of drugs and alcohol. But Smokey Robinson spoke with CNN tonight and said it best. Let’s hope she is remembered for all the good she brought to us all, not her “problems”. He went on to say that the media is quick to “bring you down” and focus on the negative when you are a superstar. But they are just real people, with real feelings.
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