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Old 02-11-2012, 08:12 PM
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Originally Posted by IXCell View Post
So sad...cant say I am totally surprised, considering her last few years...what is surprising:

Whitney dead.
Bobby (Brown) not
I know it is cold to say, but that is exactly the first thing I thought of when I heard

Old 02-11-2012, 08:12 PM
Location: Colorado
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Loved her music and am sorry for her family.........
Old 02-11-2012, 08:13 PM
Location: San Diego, CA
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Yeah I'm sad. I liked her music and she was a real stunner. Talent and tragedy are so often linked together. RIP Whitney.
Old 02-11-2012, 08:14 PM
Location: South FL
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Originally Posted by StilltheSame View Post
As I age I become more and more convinced with certain talent comes absolute torment - these are tortured souls. As tempting as it is, I will not judge.
Mike Tyson (not dead)
Muhammad Ali (not dead)
Kurt Cobain
Bruce Lee
Brandon Lee

It's very sad.
Old 02-11-2012, 08:14 PM
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She was gorgeous and talented. Some of you here act like she OD'ed but I thought she had been off drugs the last few years. This is so sad
Old 02-11-2012, 08:15 PM
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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What a shock and so sad. Although I was never what you could call a fan - just not my type of music - I could still recognize a beautiful voice and talent.

There is a lot of jumping to conclusions here. Personally I will wait until more information is released - it could have been something totally not drug-related at all.

I don't know how old her daughter is but I hope she has strong family support; I have a feeling that her dad isn't going to be much help.
Old 02-11-2012, 08:15 PM
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Originally Posted by nature's message View Post
What is up with all the great musicians dying? Etta James, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, and now Whitney.
The last decade has been brutal
James Brown
Ray Charles
Etta James
Michael Jackson
Luther Vandross
Now Whitney.

WHo is left??? I better go see Aretha perform soon.
Old 02-11-2012, 08:17 PM
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Originally Posted by Memphis1979 View Post
Look at the 60's and 70's.

David Crosby, Keith Richards, etc made it through.

Drugs have a much harsher effect on women, always have, always will. Just like alcohol, the same amounts that a man takes, will kill and destroy many women.

Not enough muscle mass, and the fat deposits hold it and don't cleanse it from the body as quickly.

Nothing against women y'all, its just human biology.
Female here and hey, I can old my hown.

It's a shame, the woman had a great voice. She came from a long line of successful female vocalists.

RIP Whitney.
Old 02-11-2012, 08:17 PM
Location: Maryland
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I never knew Whitney was at one time deemed not "black enough". Moderator cut: see comment

Whitney Houston, superstar of records, movies whose career was ravaged by drugs, dead at 48 - The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/whitney-houston-regal-superstar-of-records-movies-whose-career-was-ravaged-by-drugs-dies/2012/02/11/gIQAhkJ96Q_allComments.html#comments - broken link)

Her decision not to follow the more soulful inflections of singers like Franklin drew criticism by some who saw her as playing down her black roots to go pop and reach white audiences. The criticism would become a constant refrain through much of her career. She was even booed during the “Soul Train Awards” in 1989.

“Sometimes it gets down to that, you know?” she told Katie Couric in 1996. “You’re not black enough for them. I don’t know. You’re not R&B enough. You’re very pop. The white audience has taken you away from them.”

Some saw her 1992 marriage to former New Edition member and soul crooner Bobby Brown as an attempt to refute those critics. It seemed to be an odd union; she was seen as pop’s pure princess while he had a bad-boy image, and already had children of his own. (The couple had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina, in 1993.) Over the years, he would be arrested several times, on charges ranging from DUI to failure to pay child support.

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:18 PM
Location: Sango, TN
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Originally Posted by natalie469 View Post
She was gorgeous and talented. Some of you here act like she OD'ed but I thought she had been off drugs the last few years. This is so sad
Her big come back tour was a flop because many in the crowd said she seemed to be under the influence of something, slurred speech, etc.

Even if she was off the harder drugs, they take their toll on the body of a woman much more then a man. Thats just biology. Her decade of crack use seems to have finally come to a tragic end.

I'm not trying to be hard on her, but the truth is that her drug use shortened her life.
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