Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

I know this seems odd, as I typically don't write about anything from the Entertainment Tonight, TMZ or E! side of the planet. Celebrity worship seems to be such a phenomenal waste of time, energy and resources. Yet, when an incredible talent dies way too young, Mary Hart notwithstanding I think it merits pausing and reflecting. What an unbelievable waste of a life.

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Completely agree. It's disheartening.

Rebecca said...

WELL I found out through you, so I am glad that you shared this unfortunate news. Absolutely one of the best voices and talents destroyed by drugs and alcohol again.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

This is the first that I have heard about her.. In a way not surprised.. Her drug days have caught up... Sad..

lissa said...

I'm alternately sad, and angry. She got me through some emotional times in relationships, and I have a very soft spot for the memories her songs bring back. So I'm heartbroken. But I'm angry because I believe Bobby Brown was directly responsible for her downfall, and though we're all architects of our own destiny, she was treated abysmally by a man who'd vowed to love her. She reacted in the way too many people do, and it became her death warrant.

I just hope other victims of abuse can find lessons in her story, and leave before it gets to the point where they lose their own identity and will to live.

I'm also astounded at how many people thought the news was a hoax; a sure sign social media has caused so many to become more cynical and less trusting of news media.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Sad to know she had so much going for her and threw it away for an addiction.
It makes me look around at the choices we all make when things aren't going well in our lives. How do each of us cope? Do we cope via healthy choices and support from loved ones, or do we try to go it alone?

Julie said...

drugs and fame seem to be accepted in the entertainment industry. How come they dont screen people for drug like they do for a regular job. too many icons have been lost and nobody speaks out.....Its so so sad. what a loss. Rest in Peace.

Karen S. said...

I absolutely agree with you Carmi. She leaves many weeping hearts in her wake....