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    Whitney houston is dead

    Whitney Houston death: US icon found dead in Beverly Hills hotel room after drugs battle, aged 48 | Mail Online


    Legendary singer and film star Whitney Houston has died in her hotel room after a long battle with hard drugs and alcohol that blighted her career. She was 48.
    The star was found by her bodyguard drowned in a bathtub in a room containing prescription pill bottles, according to sources.
    Paramedics battled to revive the singer but she was pronounced dead at 3.55pm yesterday afternoon.


    The cause of death is not yet known. There were no illegal drugs in the fourth floor hotel suite but the previous evening she had 'partied heavily, drank and chatted loudly' with friends at the hotel bar, claims TMZ.

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    Re: Whitney houston is dead

    "Icon" seems a bit off. Like a set-up... "An icon... who did this..., are these the icons of America?" Someone has been watching too much American Idol. Celebrity is probably more appropriate. Film and music star, sure. Still, she had little respect in recent years.

    i·con (kn)
    n.
    1. also i·kon (kn)
    a. An image; a representation.
    b. A representation or picture of a sacred or sanctified Christian personage, traditionally used and venerated in the Eastern Church.
    2. An important and enduring symbol: "Voyager will take its place ... alongside such icons of airborne adventure as The Spirit of St. Louis and [the] Bell X-1" (William D. Marbach).
    3. One who is the object of great attention and devotion; an idol: "He is ... a pop icon designed and manufactured for the video generation" (Harry F. Waters).
    1: a usually pictorial representation : image
    2[Late Greek eikōn, from Greek]: a conventional religious image typically painted on a small wooden panel and used in the devotions of Eastern Christians
    3: an object of uncritical devotion : idol
    4: emblem, symbol <the house became an icon of 1960's residential architecture — Paul Goldberger>
    i·con    [ahy-kon] Show IPA noun
    1. a picture, image, or other representation.
    2. Eastern Church . a representation of some sacred personage, as Christ or a saint or angel, painted usually on a wood surface and venerated itself as sacred.
    3. a sign or representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it.
    4. Computers . a picture or symbol that appears on a monitor and is used to represent a command, as a file drawer to represent filing.
    5. Semiotics . a sign or representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it.
    A cultural icon can be a symbol, logo, picture, name, face, person, building or other image that is readily recognized and generally represents an object or concept with great cultural significance to a wide cultural group. A representation of an object or person, or that object or person may come to be regarded as having a special status as particularly representative of, or important to, or loved by, a particular group of people, a place, or a period in history.

    In the media, many well-known manifestations of popular culture have been described as "iconic". Some writers say that the word is overused.[1][2][3]

    Those are googles for definition and wiki. I think an icon must transcend art. I don't think Whitney is a representation of the US, or a symbol of it. It's a loaded term. The Daily Fail.

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    Re: Whitney houston is dead

    About half the BBC news was devoted to this today, and as I understood it, it means the end of the world. Bye all!

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    Re: Whitney houston is dead

    she was a star , whose icon she is has no meaning now.

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    Re: Whitney houston is dead

    Things like this always remind me that money doesn't equal happiness.

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