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    Singer Whitney Houston dies

    Whitney Houston dies at 48.
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    Such is the high cost of drug use. Her life almost mimics that of pro wrestlers whose lives end prematurely due to the same lifestyle.

    It is such a waste. Hopefully her legacy is that of her music and contributions and not that of her downfall

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    Wowwwww, sad times.
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    Damn! That's terrible, but not totally unexpected due to her drug use and Bobby Brown.
    I loved the "I'm Your Baby Tonight" album.

    R.I.P., Whitney. You're in a better place now.

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    Sad news. Our pop icons are falling off. R.I.P
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    Wow! another one I guess two more are going to follow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    Wow! another one I guess two more are going to follow...
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    So odd. I was listening to one of her earlier albums last night. Such a gift and such a waste. I pray for her surviving family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhea View Post
    So odd. I was listening to one of her earlier albums last night. Such a gift and such a waste. I pray for her surviving family.
    geez. I just read a headline on friday questioning if she was suicidal, I wonder if that came to pass. Wasted talent for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    geez. I just read a headline on friday questioning if she was suicidal, I wonder if that came to pass. Wasted talent for sure.
    There was a great deal of speculation about her health and mental state on Access Hollywood last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Damn! That's terrible, but not totally unexpected due to her drug use and Bobby Brown.
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    This is so sad... My favorite Whitney Houston song was her duet with Deborah Cox, "Same Script, Different Cast".

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    the drugs paid a toll on her. I remember when she tried to sing a year or two ago and it was a struggle. I feel sorry for her daughter.
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    I saw the headline after signing out of my e-mail. It shocked me. Two legendary singers have just recently passed away: Etta James and Whitney Houston. They say these things come in threes. I hope Aretha Franklin isn't next. She couldn't make it to the Grammy's last year because she was diagnosed with, and got treatment for, pancreatic cancer. I hope this doesn't turn into a situation of 3.

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    Am I the only one who finds the wording "Singer Whitney Houston dies" odd? It makes it sound like she was only semi-successful, that a lot of people wouldn't know who exactly "Whitney Houston" was.

    Most of her '80s hits are among my favorite '80s songs. Man, what a voice she had...such a shame how it's ended...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mer-Man's Minion View Post
    Am I the only one who finds the wording "Singer Whitney Houston dies" odd? It makes it sound like she was only semi-successful, that a lot of people wouldn't know who exactly "Whitney Houston" was.

    Most of her '80s hits are among my favorite '80s songs. Man, what a voice she had...such a shame how it's ended...
    I guess, she's the only whitney houston I know of. I didn't think much about the phrasing, but for our generation at least she was an icon.
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    One moment in Time, Greatest Loves of all, I Will Always Love You. No one will mess the Queen of Pop, no one will touch her and everyone will miss her. =( Rest in Peace Her royal Highness!
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    What a shame... Such a talent with an awesome voice just like her Godmother. Mainly enjoyed her music from the 80's the most.
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    It's hard to say if Bobby Brown's influence drove her to drug use, but I'm certain she probably would've been better off not meeting him in the first place since I could've seen this coming A mile away. Anyway, I'll end my post with this simple life lesson for Whitney.


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    DeVon Franklin was involved in Whitney's final movie, Sparkle:

    The film, in which she plays the mother of showbiz sisters, could have marked a big-screen comeback for the star who achieved overnight success in 1992's "The Bodyguard."
    Whitney Houston, who died Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, will make one final appearance on the big screen when Sony Pictures releases Sparkle on Aug. 17.

    Like all those who knew and loved her, we are shocked and saddened and the world has lost an incomparable talent. Right now our thoughts are with her daughter, her family and her friends," spokesman Steve Elzer said on behalf of the studio.

    Houston had completed filming on the project, a remake of the 1976 movie Sparkle, the showbiz saga of a trio of singers, which, in turn, was loosely based on the career of The Supremes. The film could have marked the beginning of a feature film comeback for Houston, who shone briefly but brightly in the '90s with starring roles in The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher's Wife.

    "This would have been a big, big comeback, she is so brilliant in it," Howard Rosenman, who is an executive producer on the new film, said of Houston's performance. Rosenman, who produced the original movie and has a story credit on the remake, had seen a rough cut of the film Friday night and said, "I was just raving about her performance, she was so great in it. I'm just in shock."

    Jordin Sparks, American Idol season six winner, is playing the title role in the movie about three sisters, who start singing in a church choir, become a successful girl group and then must contend with a series of personal problems. Houston's role is that of the sister's not-so-encouraging mother. Mike Epps also is appearing in the film as a stand-up comedian who marries one of the sisters and gets her hooked on drugs.

    Mara Brock Akil, who created and executive produces BET's hit comedy The Game, wrote the script, and her husband Salim Akil, who has helmed every episode of Game and many episodes of the UPN hit Girlfriends, is directing.

    Billboard reported Saturday that Houston's final recordings will be heard in the film. She sings the gospel classic "Eyes on the Sparrow" and duets with Sparks on a new R. Kelly song, "Celebrate," over the end credits.

    Houston made her screen debut in 1992's The Bodygard, starring opposite Kevin Costner. The Warners release, in which she plays a pop star, grossed $411 million worldwide and included her famous rendition of the Dolly Parton-written "I Will Always Love You."

    She followed that overnight film success with a role in the ensemble drama Waiting to Exhale, based on Terry McMillan's novel, in 1995, in which she played a TV producer in love with a married man. Grossing $81.4 million worldwide, the movie was considered a success with particular appeal to African-American women.

    In 1996, she played the title role in The Preacher's Wife, opposite Denzel Washington, an inspirational drama that was a remake of the 1947 film The Bishop's Wife. The film took in $48 million domestically.

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    im saddend by one of my fave singers ever, so emotional i wanna dance w somebody are two of my fave all time songs ever from perhaps one of the top 2 female singers of all time
    rest in peace whitney
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    Quote Originally Posted by manny View Post
    im saddend by one of my fave singers ever, so emotional i wanna dance w somebody
    I read that before the rest and was I was like hmmm then I kept reading.
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    So sad to hear of this. You know, when I was a kid, everyone seemed to think that drugs were bad, but as I get older, I know more and more people who say they can "handle it." They're responsible, and this only happens to other people.

    Anyway, I never was a huge fan of Whitney, but I did like a couple of her songs.

    I even remember having to sing the "Greatest Love of All" in music class when I was a kid, and all the guys would make fun of it.

    Anyway, here's my favorite Whitney tune.


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    It is sad to see a gifted singer lost because of drugs. She will be missed. Rest in peace, Whitney.
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