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    It's sad in that the human condition allows someone with so much talent, someone who achieved so much success, to succumb to what was most likely a drug problem. Personally, I have no sympathy for someone who throws away a lifetime's worth of hard work (developing a singing voice like that is hard, hard work) because of a drug addiction.
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    This is truly sad. Whitney Houston is one of the rare instances where her talent matched her stardom. She might be the greatest female vocalist in the history of popular music.
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    Crazy to think she might have had money issues. She had to have made $50-100 million, in her career, at a minimum, and I'm guessing I'm undershooting the real number.
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    Truly sad. She was a phenomenal talent that essentially threw everything away by getting involved with drugs. Such a waste.

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    I don't know if she started doing drugs before or after meeting Bobby Brown, but I remember seeing an interview a few years after they got married and thinking, "that woman has become a whole bucket full of crazy."
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    I don't know if this has already been discussed but I think it is pretty clear the Illumanati did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phhhl View Post
    Really? Is it joke time in the peanut gallery?

    You don't know what you got until it's gone. At the peak of her career, Whitney Houston's voice was Ty Cobb's tenacity, Babe Ruth's pinache and Hank Aaron's power all wrapped up in a candy foil. At one time this woman ruled the world.

    And now, all is lost. It is exasperating. So sad.
    Whitney was lost long ago, friend. Saying that we lost her today is like saying we missed out on a bunch of things to come from Marlon Brando when he died.

    It was a great voice. Was, a long time ago. And that's true dead or alive.

    The Illuminati post is comical if nothing else for stating she hadn't been under the influence the past few weeks. That's the joke of the thread.

    Sad, tragic, devastating. Drugs get hold and won't let go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Swagger View Post
    Just like Amy Winehouse, the Illuminati killed her. Look it yourself. YouTube. Winehouse wasn't even drinking or doing drugs for 2 weeks prior to her death. look it up. Also look up, "the music industry exposed"... It will blow your mind.. Don't you think it is weird they never release information, then it consists of alcohol and drug use? Every time. Seriously, go look for yourself before you make some idiotic comment
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    This is truly sad. Whitney Houston is one of the rare instances where her talent matched her stardom. She might be the greatest female vocalist in the history of popular music.
    I know reasonable people can disagree, but you're really putting Whitney Houston in the same class as Aretha or Billie Holiday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutaman View Post
    I know reasonable people can disagree, but you're really putting Whitney Houston in the same class as Aretha or Billie Holiday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
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    It's actually R-E-S-P-SPEE-TEE.

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    Re: Whitney Houston dead at 48

    Week before last I was talking to a kid about how talentless many of the "artists" being played on the radio were (I know, but Lil Wayne does this to me) when he played some old Whitney Houston. I said something about how talented she used to be and he insisted that she still was a great singer. I didn't push it; he was a kid. I just mentioned that once she was one of the best.

    Now this, on the eve of the Grammys. I hope the timing is coincidental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Don't be silly. It was obviously the Pentavirate that did it.
    Bobby Brown and Bob Boone, same first name, same initials. Coincidence? I think not,
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Re: Whitney Houston dead at 48

    Quote Originally Posted by Mutaman View Post
    I know reasonable people can disagree, but you're really putting Whitney Houston in the same class as Aretha or Billie Holiday?
    I don't put Aretha or Billie Holiday in Whitney' class......

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    Re: Whitney Houston dead at 48

    That national anthem is so amazing. It's one of the hardest songs to sing, and it's almost like she's mocking it as she goes through it (mocking the challenge, not the sentiment), she's just so relaxed and confident and just singing it so perfectly.

    Sad.


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