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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Whitney Houston Dies at 48 ( 1963-2012 )

There are very few talented musicians on this earth. One of my personal favourite departed yesterday. I still cant believe it. Her voice was a force to reckon with! Wiki describes it better -->
Her voice was was a mezzo-soprano .Her vocal range extended from G below middle C (G3) to high B-flat (B♭5); she could belt out to treble F (F5). She came in third on MTV's 22 Greatest Voices,and sixth on Online Magazine COVE's list of the 100 Best Pop Vocalists with a score of 48.5/50.In 2008, Rolling Stone listed Houston as the thirty-fourth of the 100 greatest singers of all time, stating, "Her voice is a mammoth, coruscating cry: Few vocalists could get away with opening a song with 45 unaccompanied seconds of singing, but Houston's powerhouse version of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" is a tour de force." Mariah Carey stated, "Whitney has a really rich, strong mid-belt that very few people have. She sounds really good, really strong." While in her review of I Look to You, music critic Ann Powers of Los Angeles Times writes, "[Houston's voice] stands like monuments upon the landscape of 20th century pop, defining the architecture of their times, sheltering the dreams of millions and inspiring the climbing careers of countless imitators," adding "When she was at her best, nothing could match her huge, clean, cool mezzo-soprano."

Houston's vocal stylings have had a significant impact on the music industry. She has been called the "Queen of Pop" for her influence during the 1990s, commercially rivaling Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. Stephen Holden from The New York Times, in his review of Houston's Radio City Music Hall concert on July 20, 1993, praised her attitude as a singer highly, writing "Whitney Houston is one of the few contemporary pop stars of whom it might be said: the voice suffices. While almost every performer whose albums sell in the millions calls upon an entertainer's bag of tricks, from telling jokes to dancing to circus pyrotechnics, Ms. Houston would rather just stand there and sing."
He added the comments on her singing style: "Her [Houston's] stylistic trademarks―shivery melismas that ripple up in the middle of a song, twirling embellishments at the ends of phrases that suggest an almost breathless exhilaration―infuse her interpretations with flashes of musical and emotional lightning."
Elysa Gardner of Los Angeles Times in her review for The Preacher's Wife Soundtrack praised highly for Houston's vocal ability, commenting, "She is first and foremost a pop diva―at that, the best one we have. No other female pop star―not Mariah Carey, not Celine Dion, not Barbra Streisand―quite rivals Houston in her exquisite vocal fluidity and purity of tone, and her ability to infuse a lyric with mesmerizing melodrama." Houston has been commonly referred to as "The Voice," in reference to her exceptional vocal talent.


More about Whitney Houston's death: Medics performed CPR for about 20 minutes
February 11, 2012 | 6:32 pm
Beverly Hills paramedics found singer Whitney Houston unresponsive at a room at the Beverly Hilton hotel and declared her dead after performing CPR on her for about 20 minutes, officials said.

The Beverly Hills Fire Department said they were called to the hotel around 3:30 p.m. and she was pronounced dead around 4 p.m.

Her cause of death was unknown.

Whitney Houston, Houston, 48, was in the Los Angeles area for a musical tribute for music executive Clive Davis and had performed earlier this week.

Houston was planning to attend Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party Saturday at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

Earlier this week, the 79-year-old Davis perused page after page of guest lists in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he conducts business when he’s in the Los Angeles area. Among those Houston was expected to rub elbows with: Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Akon, Cee Lo Green, Miley Cyrus, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Jennifer Hudson, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall.

“It’s a great time where everybody can set down their swords, so to speak,” Davis said, seated on an overstuffed divan next to a coffee table cluttered with papers, CDs and videos. “I was grateful that, inviting them to my home, that they would feel comfortable and just keep coming back, and they've kept coming back every year to where it's expanded to be this incredible haven for musicians.”

Houston had drug and alcohol problems for years, and in May her spokeswoman said she was going back to rehab.

Publicist Kristen Foster told the Associated Press on Saturday that Houston had died but did not provide further details.

Houston was kown for such hits as “How Will I Know,” “Saving All My Love for You” and “I Will Always Love You.” She also starred in movies such as “The Bodyguard.”


I will always love and miss her..May her soul RIP

Mena

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I BLAME BOBBY! EVER SINCE SHE HOOKED UP WITH BOBBY EVERYTHING CHANGED!

Bobby Brown fan said...

Please leave bobby out of this! Whitney was an adult. Look at the definition of an adult!

Anonymous said...

I hate to comment, but for your post i am going to give it a try. You've got gained a loyal reader my friend

Anonymous said...

if i wake up on judgement day, and am standing on the front line, and the Lord asked me what I did with my life, I will say, I spent it with you..

News Flash said...

Pop star Whitney Houston was found dead in the bath in her room at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel, the Los Angeles coroner's office has confirmed.
Deputy coroner Ed Winter said that the post-mortem examination on the singer's body had been completed, but results would not be announced until toxicology tests had been processed.

That could take up to eight weeks, he said.

"I know there were reports of did she drown or was it an overdose? But I will not be commenting on that," he added.

Mr Winter also confirmed that there was "no foul play" in the 48-year-old's death.


The singer's death overshadowed the annual Grammy music awards , with host LL Cool J offering a prayer for Houston, her family and fans.

"Although she is gone too soon, we remain truly blessed by her musical spirit," he said.


Houston died hours before she was expected to perform at her longtime mentor, record producer Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party, which is held at the Beverly Hilton.

[Related story: Grammy stars pay tribute to Whitney Houston]

She won six Grammy awards, two Emmys and 22 American Music awards and 30 Billboard awards as her successful career spanned three decades. But for many years Houston also struggled with drug addiction and financial problems.

Police said Houston was found in the hotel room by a member of her entourage.

Paramedics worked to revive Houston, but were unsuccessful and the singer was pronounced dead shortly before 4pm local time.

Meanwhile, Houston's 18-year-old daughter has been released from a Los Angeles hospital after she was taken by ambulance from the hotel where her mother died.

A source close to the family was reported as saying Bobbi Kristina Brown was treated for stress and anxiety .

US entertainment news website TMZ said that she had to be held back by police from entering the hotel room.

Earlier, Houston's family expressed their grief in a brief statement, saying: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney. This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly.

[Gallery: Whitney Houston's career in photos]

"We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from her fans and friends."

The singer's ex-husband Bobby Brown said he was "deeply saddened" by her death.

Toinlicious said...

Such a loss

A-9ja-Great said...

God is the only reason one won't end ones life badly.May God have mercy on us all.

Anonymous said...

If i gave a dollar for the quantity of great articles you've got written you would be rich. Just thought i would let you know how grateful i am.

have a heart said...

@Anon 7.51 and Bobby Brown Fan, will you cut the crap. This is a dead woman who have people she left behind that are devastated..cant you just say a little prayer.

I am just sorry for Bobby Christina

May Whitney Houston Soul Rest in Perfect Peace

TWIMC said...

(NaturalNews) The recent death of pop icon Whitney Houston has once again sparked worldwide awareness of the fragility of human life, and how easily it can slip away in an instant. But what Houston's death has also brought to the forefront is the reality that, under the auspices of treating disease, FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs are a primary cause of death in the U.S., as well as within the entertainment industry.

Over the years, NaturalNews has covered the deaths of numerous celebrities, singers, actors, and cultural icons that met their fates because of prescription drug overdoses. Some of these individuals died as a result of misusing pharmaceutical drugs, while others were literally out of their minds as a result of taking them, which made them particularly prone to the careless and even suicidal behaviors that ultimately led to their deaths.

Below we have put together a short timeline of celebrity deaths caused by pharmaceutical drugs. While we recognize that some of these individuals deliberately misused both prescription and illicit drugs, resulting in their deaths, some of them were arguably heavily influenced by these highly-addictive drugs in the first place, which caused them to further abuse dangerous, but legal, prescription drugs, and often under the guidance of their doctors.

• 1962: American actress, singer, and model Marilyn Monroe reportedly died of a barbiturate overdose, a class of drugs that artificially induces relaxation and sleep. Though the precise details of her death are still disputed, her death was officially declared to be "acute barbiturate poisoning."

• 1968: Famous American actor Nick Adams, a good friend of James Dean and Elvis Presley, reportedly died of an overdose of barbiturates as well. His mysterious death was officially certified as "accidental-suicidal and undetermined," but high levels of sedatives were found in his blood.

• 1977: Iconic singer Elvis Presley had a long history of prescription drug abuse, having developed an addiction to stimulants during his days in the military. His personal physician, Dr. George Nichopoulos, reportedly supplied pills to Presley during his singing career "without concern for his health," which eventually led to his overdose-induced death.

• 1994: Kurt Cobain, former lead singer and guitarist of the band Nirvana, reportedly died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head that many reports link to a lethal dose of heroin. Like many of the others, Cobain had a history of illicit drug abuse, but upon his death, reports indicated that traces of diazepam, an anti-anxiety medication marketed under the name Valium, was also found in his blood.

• 1997: Famous comedian and actor Chris Farley was found dead in his apartment of an apparent drug overdose. But according to some reports, no illegal narcotics were found on the premesis, while plenty of prescription drugs were found. A later autopsy revealed morphine and cocaine intoxication as the cause of his "accidental" death.

• 2007: Anna Nicole Smith, an American model, actress, and television personality died of an overdose of prescription drugs. There is still much controversy over her doctors' involvement in her death, as they reportedly wrote her fake prescriptions for sleeping pills, opioid painkillers, and anti-anxiety drugs, all of which contributed to her death.

TWIMC said...

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• 2008: Actor Heath Ledger was killed by taking a cocktail of pharmaceuticals prescribed him by his doctors. These included OxyContin, Valium, Xanax, Restoril, Unisom, and Vicodin.

• 2009: American actress and artist Farrah Fawcett died as a result of prescribed chemotherapy treatments for her cancer. This treatment, which was prescribed for her anal cancer, actually caused more cancer, which ultimately destroyed her immune system and killed her.

• 2009: Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop," died after being given an injection of Demerol, a highly-potent opioid drug, by his doctor. Though prescription drugs eventually killed him, Jackson may have been deliberately drug induced by his "handlers" for quite some time throughout his career as a way to maximize corporate profits.

• 2011: Singer Amy Winehouse reportedly died of alcohol poisoning, but some reports say that she may have also been taking prescription drugs. Though no "illegal substances" were found in her body at the time of death, official reports appear to omit the actual cause of her death, which strongly points to prescription drugs as a culprit in addition to alcohol.

• 2012: Though the mainstream media is silent on the subject, some reports are now indicating that Whitney Houston's death was actually caused by prescription drugs and alcohol, not drowning. According to reports, a deadly combination of Lorazepam, Valium, Xanax, and sleeping medications killed Houston before she sunk underneath the water in her bathtub.

This is not an exhaustive list of celebrity deaths, of course, and some of these cases are still disputed as to the actual causes of death. But one thing is for sure: FDA-approved prescription drugs, many of which are highly-addictive, are a primary cause of mortality in America today, and yet they continue to flood the market unabated.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.naturalnews.com/026511_cancer_chemotherapy_doctors.html

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_drug-related_deaths

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034967_celebrities_pharmaceuticals_timeline.html#ixzz1mRimhisi

TWIMC said...

Bobby Brown Blocked from Seeing Bobbi Kristina and Attending Whitney’s Funeral



Bobby Brown has been made out to be the scapegoat while the public tries to explain Whitney Houston’s sudden death Saturday, and apparently even Whitney’s family believe her ex-husband is to blame.

Despite reportedly flying back to LA after his concert Saturday to be with his daughter, Bobby Brown still has not seen Bobbi Kristina, and he thinks Whitney’s mother, Cissy is to blame. According to TMZ:

“Bobby is angry and frustrated because he only came to LA to care for 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina after she was hospitalized twice.

“As for why he’s blaming Whitney’s mom for the freeze out — we’re told Brown thinks Cissy has hated him for years.

The hate doesn’t stop there. Bobby has also supposedly been told not to attend Whitney’s funeral services at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark.

“People connected to the Houston family have reached out to Bobby to warn him that he shouldn’t attempt to attend the funeral because the family isn’t fond of him.”

No official word has been given from the family on this, and Bobby says he only wants to attend to support his daughter who is said to be cared for in a Los Angeles home as of now.Bobby hasn’t said what he plans to do but insiders say if he shows up, he will “most likely be turned away.”

While I think we’re all in agreement that Whitney is to blame for her own drug addiction, and ultimately her death, I can see why the family would have a hard time with his presence at the funeral, but keeping him from his daughter—not knowing what type of relationship they have—just seems unfair.

What you do think about how Whitney’s family is shunning Bobby? Are they wrong?

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