Like many people, I was stunned to hear of the death of Whitney Houston last night. It is sad when someone that young, beautiful and talented finds their life cut short at such an early age.
Houston pretty much came of age in the mid 80’s. I was in college during that time and her countless hits bring back some many fond and not so fond memories of those days in my life. It was impossible not to turn on any pop music station and listen for more than an hour without hearing a song from her. She was about as big an icon during the 80’s and 90’s as any artist was. I was not a huge fan of her’s but admired that awesome singing voice. Maybe one of the best of all time.
Unfortunately in recent years, many negative stories have been linked to her name. Stories of drug abuse have somewhat tarnished her image and who can forget the very rough marriage she had with Bobby Brown. The tabloids had a field day with that relationship. Despite having all that success, she appeared to be a woman who had many problems and battles in her life. Perhaps those issues eventually lead to her death.
Whitney Houston may be gone but her music lives forever. It is really sad that a woman who sang so passionately about love dies just before Valentine’s Day. She will easily go down as one of the greatest singers of all time.