I hate saying goodbyes. It's so sad that a musical icon is dead at 48. Whitney Houston touched many lives with her beautiful, soul-rendering lyrics and her passionate acting. I grew up listening to songs like "I wanna dance with somebody", "I'm your baby tonight", "I will always love you" etc and films like Waiting to Exhale and my favourite: The Bodyguard.
Unfortunately, her marriage to Bobby Brown was the inception of her downfall in all things (-ly). That is, mentally, spiritually, psychologically, physically and lyrically. But it would also be grossly unfair to heap the whole blame on a gold-digging-beating-drug-dealing husband when she actually divorced him years prior to her death. Yet she couldn't quite shake off the years of drug abuse. Suffice to say, she claimed to be 'totally' drug-free in 2010. And her death remains a mystery.
Etta James also passed away due to drug abuse as well, including a host of other great talents. And pop legend MICHEAL JACKSON.
It's also unfortunate that people all over did not give her a chance to make her comeback. Critics criticized her voice, saying it wasn't excellent bla bla.
It's a pity that more and more popular and popular people will and continue to die from using drugs because of peer pressure, depression or whatever excuse when all they can do is be wise and say no to drugs and follow healthy ways to combat whatever stress they're undergoing.
From the bottom of my heart, i'll miss Whitney Houston and it's so sad she's lost this fight. It's so sad to say goodbye. R.I.P.