On February 11 of this year, the world lost a great voice in R&B and pop. Whitney Houston passed away at the age of 48.
While I didn't listen much to her music as an adult, I remember hearing many of her songs growing up and absolutely loving what she did. I loved to sing along riding in the car with my mom.
As what seems to be a sad constant in the deaths of younger singers and performers, she had been steadily trying to stage a comeback in the years leading up to her death. She had completed a film, Sparkle, that is slated for release later this year, and staged numerous performances over the past few years.
You always hope that the stories of those who struggle with addiction and abuse in their lives end positively, with a return to the top of their careers. Unfortunately, as we've seen before, that's not always the case.
Goodbye, Whitney, you will be greatly missed!
"How Will I Know" (vocals isolated)
"I Will Always Love You"
"It's Not Right but It's Okay"