Whitney Houston Dead

I was not going to write another post for Young’s Blog until Sunday Morning but this story deserves a post.  Whitney Houston died on Saturday Afternoon and was only 48.  Just way too young!  She was reportedly going to be the next judge on the X-Factor with Simon Cowell.  And she was going to be appearing on The Grammy’s on Sunday night.  The police has now come out and said there was no foul play in Houston’s death.  Most likely she died as a result of using drugs.  And this will go down as another big name death as of result of using drugs.  No question Whitney Houston was very special.  She had many big music hits during her career.  And she started the name “diva” which is used a lot today.  Many people have said Mrs. Houston is one of the greatest singers of all time.  And many people choose a Whitney Houston song to perform because her music was so special.

I think this needs to be said.  We have now lost several famous signers in the last couple of years due to the results of drugs or alcohol.  Michael Jackson; Amy Winehouse; and now Whitney Houston presumably have now died because they were addicts.  To any of the signers out there.  What are the pressures in the music business?  It just looks like the pressure to be a big name and to stay relevant is huge!  Shows like American Idol and the gossip shows showing celebrities being arrested for drugs and alcohol show the bad light of being a celebrity.  There has got to be a way to stop the huge pressure in Hollywood and that would spur having the famous celebrities and signers from turning to drugs and alcohol.  This death is just such a waste.  And the music from Whitney Houston will be remembered for a very long time.  And the song I Will Always Love You written by Dolly Parton and performed by Whitney Houston is a fitting tribute to Whitney Houston.  R.I.P. Whitney Houston.

For the last pictures showing Whitney Houston; click on the link.



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