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    Re: Whitney Houston has died

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    Me, too.
    Best singing voice I've ever heard.
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    Re: Whitney Houston has died

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    A few people here have mentioned perhaps her best vocal performance - I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Its a great song and a great version and the second best rendition of that title.

    Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You - Bingolotto 2002 - YouTube
    Yep, Dolly wrote the song, so she got a cut from every one Whitney sold.

    Evidently she was found in the bath tub with a variety of prescription meds. How many celebrities have died now from prescription drug abuse ?? What's wrong with doctors today ??

    Also heard there were four bodyguards outside the bathroom door that stood around for an hour with no noise or response from inside the bath.

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    I think Whitney died many years ago. Fame and fortune got the best of her. Such an incredible talent that she mostly wasted away. Here's a clip of her in 2010, trying to hit the same notes a short 15 years before. Very sad.

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    Unquestionably, the greatest national anthem I've heard, or ever will. Not just because she had the greatest voice ever, but the expression and joy in her face when she sang it that day in Pasadena.

    And as beautiful as she was, I've never understood what she could have seen in a punk kid from New Edition. I always imagined her with a Denzel type, handsome and distighuished, but she chose a dude that looked straight out of Breakin: Electric Boogaloo.

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    No sympathy at all for her death. Loved her national Anthem rendition at the SB, best ever, but no.. WHat I have sympathy for are the Mother's, Father's, Brother's, Sister's, and children of our Men and women in uniform. My heart belongs to them, not some two bit drug addict who will have a fawning media gush over her for the next week or so, and completely ignore the people that really sacrifice everyday so that people like Houston can rise to the top and die a miserbale death, all of their own doing..

    Let's get some perspective peeple!

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    Re: Whitney Houston has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    No sympathy at all for her death. Loved her national Anthem rendition at the SB, best ever, but no.. WHat I have sympathy for are the Mother's, Father's, Brother's, Sister's, and children of our Men and women in uniform. My heart belongs to them, not some two bit drug addict who will have a fawning media gush over her for the next week or so, and completely ignore the people that really sacrifice everyday so that people like Houston can rise to the top and die a miserbale death, all of their own doing..

    Let's get some perspective peeple!

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    It could have been worded better, but unfortunately, I agree with what you said. She chose her path. With her money, she could have got help whereas many don't have the funds for that. She did.
    And I'm tired of the gushing. The news are going to milk this for all it's worth for months. Too many die of things and they want to live. She threw it all away...and it was HER choice.

    Bah. I'm grumpy today and tired of hearing that song and seeing her name everywhere.

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    Re: Whitney Houston has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    No sympathy at all for her death. Loved her national Anthem rendition at the SB, best ever, but no.. WHat I have sympathy for are the Mother's, Father's, Brother's, Sister's, and children of our Men and women in uniform. My heart belongs to them, not some two bit drug addict who will have a fawning media gush over her for the next week or so, and completely ignore the people that really sacrifice everyday so that people like Houston can rise to the top and die a miserbale death, all of their own doing..

    Let's get some perspective peeple!

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    That's very harsh, possibly a little unfeeling to those who loved her, but essentially true. It is, however, a fact of life that modern society does get very obsessed with the sad outcomes of the dissolute lives of effed-up rich folk. Perhaps it makes people feel better about themselves in a rather sad way, a combination of schadenfreude and 'there, but for the grace of God, go I'.
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    Re: Whitney Houston has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    No sympathy at all for her death. Loved her national Anthem rendition at the SB, best ever, but no.. WHat I have sympathy for are the Mother's, Father's, Brother's, Sister's, and children of our Men and women in uniform. My heart belongs to them, not some two bit drug addict who will have a fawning media gush over her for the next week or so, and completely ignore the people that really sacrifice everyday so that people like Houston can rise to the top and die a miserbale death, all of their own doing..

    Let's get some perspective peeple!

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    LOL, what? You act like sympathy for her and sympathy for the loved ones of the military are mutually exclusive. I don't even know why you would bring them up. Every time someone dies are we supposed to be like, "But don't forget about the troops!".

    I'll never understand why some people think there is a finite amount of compassion one can have to spread around.

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    Re: Whitney Houston has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    It could have been worded better, but unfortunately, I agree with what you said. She chose her path. With her money, she could have got help whereas many don't have the funds for that. She did.
    And I'm tired of the gushing. The news are going to milk this for all it's worth for months. Too many die of things and they want to live. She threw it all away...and it was HER choice.

    Bah. I'm grumpy today and tired of hearing that song and seeing her name everywhere.
    Addiction isn't as simple as "I have enough money for rehab". It isn't as simple as "HER choice". I'm a little bit grumpy too and I'm a lot a bit over people trying to simplify addiction to mere choice.

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    Re: Whitney Houston has died

    Yet another tragedy of celebrities. When I 1st read about it, it didn't surprise me in the least. She had been a mess for years. Although I would never want to be that famous, if I did become that famous, the 1st thing I would do would be to hire someone who if I was to start on the path so many of them do would be to kick my ass off of that path.

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