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Whitney, what a tragic end to a fabulous, God-given talent.

Posted Sunday, February 12, 2012, at 6:24 PM

I have had the experience of meeting a number of performers, stars, National figures, etc. and very few of them lived up to expectations or gave me goosebumps. No, I never met Whitney Houston but her voice has given me goosebumps more than once. Even today as I heard her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner in tribute during the evening news.

What a fabulous talent, but it apparently could not translate into a fabulous life. It emotionally hurt when I would hear of her troubles over the years and leave me shaking my head in sadness.

I truly hope she is at peace now and able to know how much her talent meant to so many.

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What a tragedy for these stars who have so many 'vultures' pulling at them, their money and their pursuit of a dream --- that it causes them to lose their way. She seemed to be such a sweet spirit with an angelic voice. May she rest in peace.

-- Posted by decorate1956 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 10:18 AM

She was a very nice and sweet girl that fell into the Hollywood sausage grinder.

-- Posted by Grits on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 8:51 PM

She had such a voice that everyone could enjoy. Even if you didn't like pop, you would enjoy listening to her sing. Her voice, like Adele's, gives me goosebumps when I hear it.

And it is so sad when the record labels care more about the money that the performers make, instead of caring about the performer. I saw an interview last night and the person made a great point. There are drug and alcohol rules for athletes and scripted wrestlers that if they violate the rules, then they don't get to play or they can lose their job. Record labels should have the same policy. It would force performers to clean up so we wouldn't have to lose so many.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Tue, Feb 14, 2012, at 7:05 AM

Sadly enough, addiction has proven once again that it does not discriminate. In fact, wealth and fame often invite it.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Wed, Feb 15, 2012, at 11:51 PM

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