Hello, I am just devastated and in shock, to hear the news tonight of Whitney Houston's passing. Although I write about my favorite singer Madonna, she was also one of my favorites since the 80's. The 80's were such a fun time for music as MTV came along and allowed us to get to know our performers in a whole new way, connect with them through the videos. I remember my friends and I glued to the TV to watch the new channel "MTV" as it premiered Michael Jackson's Thriller! I remember watching Whitney's videos of How Will I Know, and I Wanna Dance With Somebody and they were just so much fun. A lot of times back in the 80's, my daughter and I would just put on the music videos and dance some of the day away. Christa always loved to dance to Madonna's Dress You Up In My Love video! Yes indeed, those were great days with great videos like Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cindy Lauper and Vacation by the GoGo's as well. Sadly though Whitney had gone a way for a while and struggled with her drug addiction and personal problems. So when she did make her big comeback in 2009 I was excited for her new music and her triumph over her addiction. I mean don't we all love a comeback story. For that period of time in 2009 she was an inspiration to me and many others who have struggled with addiction in some form or another. Who knows how many lives she may have saved then by sharing her story and giving them hope that they too could achieve sobriety. I know many people out there who have never found the courage to battle their addictions for even a day. She found her courage and fought, no matter how long or how short, she fought, and that is all that matters now. I pray for her beautiful soul tonight to rest in peace and for her family as well. Thank you Whitney for all of your beautiful, inspiration music that will live on forever.
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Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48.
Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told reporters outside the Beverly Hilton that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. in her room on the fourth floor of the hotel. Her body remained there and Beverly Hills detectives we re investigating."There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent," Rosen said. Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster, said the cause of death was unknown. Rosen said police received a 911 call from hotel security about Houston at 3:43 p.m. Saturday. Paramedics who were already at the hotel because of a Grammy party unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate the singer, he said.
I remember wanting that Purple dress,
I think I still do!
A Video I made of "I Got You" from Whitney's
comeback album I look To You
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