Sunday, February 12, 2012


American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died in Los Angeles at the age of 48.

A spokesman for Houston's family confirmed the news, telling Reuters: "Unfortunately, it is true."

Houston was regarded as one of the most celebrated female singers of all time, with hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love For You.

But her later career was overshadowed by substance abuse and her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown.

"At 3:55 pm Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel," police spokesman Mark Rosen told reporters.

Houston's background was steeped in soul and gospel music.

Her mother was gospel singer Cissy Houston and she was cousin to singer Dionne Warwick, and goddaughter to Aretha Franklin.

Having grown up in New Jersey, she began singing in church and then in the night clubs of New York, and was a model before being signed by Arista Records.

At the height of her career in the 1980s and 90s she won many awards and enjoyed several number one singles and albums.

Arists from Mariah Carey to Christina Aguilera have tried to emulate her bravura performances, but none of them were as good as the original, music critic Paul Gambaccini told the BBC.

Houston also enjoyed success acting in films such as The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale.

In recent years drug use took its toll on the star and her voice - once acknowledged as one of the finest in pop music - was badly damaged.

"The biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy,'' Houston told ABC's Diane Sawyer in a 2002 interview.

Correspondents say Houston's death will undoubtedly overshadow the music industry's Grammy Awards, due to be held in Los Angeles on Sunday.



Anonymous said...

Pwede naman sanang si Eddie Murphy naging asawa mo, bat si Bobby Brown pa..Sayang ka..

Anonymous said...

depression... nakamamatay talaga. malapit na GMA maging ganyan. LOL

yes said...

wala BANG new ISSUE jan..bORING!!!

Anonymous said...

natatawa ko last saturday night around 10:45 pm to 11...mgkatabi room namin ng sis ko....pinalipat ko yung tv nya sa kanguso....at ako naman nasa kapamilya to compare the ad loads....

SA KAPAMILYA....EVERY GAP may 8 to 10 tv commercials pa....pero sa kapuso na no.1 daw....hahaha...halos wala ng tv commercials...puro shows na lang nila ang ipinatatalastas....

yes said...

Eh number 1 daw sila eh....un ang sabe nila...bwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...


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