Wow. I'm genuinely shocked. This came out of the blue. She was just in the news for looking like she was back on drugs at a nightclub two days ago so I don't think it would be off to assume that drugs are what took her. Regardless, I always find deaths like this incredibly sad. Talented people with wide reaching impact dying relatively young and all of sudden brings a certain type of sadness.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Beautiful lady, incredible voice. America loved her until she hit the skids on drugs. No doubt that is the way she died. You don't die of "old age" a 48. If you could ask her now if the drugs were worth it, I doubt she'd say yes.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
If she had never met Bobby Brown, she'd probably still be alive.
Though I cannot claim to have been a fan, my wife was...that's enough for me. Show a bit of respect people...she just died. Many people will be effected by this, some will cry, some will wonder, and many others will simply grieve.
Perhaps this one night, we might appreciate what was contributed to our society by this woman...rather than try to tear her down in demise.
Dayum, get real.