Breaking News: Singer Whitney Houston dead at 48

Her death is of unknown causes at this time.

Sadly enough, she was rumored to have been losing her voice.

33 Comments on “Breaking News: Singer Whitney Houston dead at 48”

  1. Shocking.
    RIP Whitney.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    That’s so sad. Of course my first thought is drugs. She was too young to die.

  3. Delphyne says:

    OMG – how awful! She was so young…I am so sorry.

  4. northwestrain says:

    So sad — that song is probably one of her best. Her life has played out on the tabloids. Her photo was on one of the rags at the supermarket. Something perhaps about her being down and out? Who knows? The high point of the tabloid press — was a report of the mink in a fur coat coming alive and killing the wearer of said mink. I saw that a few years ago. Trivia.

    Being an artist and a woman is hard work. 48 is on the downhill side for most women in Show business.

  5. bostonboomer says:

    The AP story makes it sound like Houston had gone back to using.

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  7. bostonboomer says:

    What a voice!

  8. bostonboomer says:

    Photos of Whitney from Thursday night, looking disheveled.

  9. ralphb says:

    Terribly sad news. RIP.

  10. One of my personal faves of Whitney’s below…. Rest now, Whitney….

  11. janicen says:

    RIP Whitney. Nobody could sing like her. Nobody.

  12. peggysue22 says:

    Wow! I’m stunned. What a voice! Hadn’t seen or heard much about Houston for awhile, short of her battle with addiction. Forty-eight is way too young.

  13. bostonboomer says:

    LA Times reports that Houston was behaving erratically at a rehearsal for Clive Davis’ Grammy party scheduled for Saturday night.

    Press, including The Times, were in attendance for a junket with the reunited R&B divas and Davis. Though Houston greeted people her with a warm smile, she appeared disheveled in mismatched clothes and hair that was dripping wet with either sweat or water.

    The visibly bloated singer displayed erratic behavior throughout the afternoon — flailing her hands frenetically as she spoke to Brandy and Monica, skipping around the ballroom in a child-like fashion and wandering aimlessly about the lobby. It was mentioned by a Grammy staffer that security personnel received calls of the singer doing handstands by the pool.

    After leaving rehearsals, Houston returned to the ballroom — with her teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina in tow — as camera crews set up for interviews. The singer smelled of alcohol and cigarettes. A Grammy staffer said that during the interviews with Brandy, Monica and Clive, Houston was dancing just off camera to make the singers and Davis laugh. Grammy personnel expressed concern that she’d be caught on camera, and that reporters would write about her behavior.

    Finally her daughter pulled Houston out of the room, and the singer skipped off. In our post of the event, we called Houston’s behavior “loose and lively.”

    • foxyladi14 says:

      she was only a she is back singing in the Heavenly Choir
      we have lost her but Heaven has welcomed her home again.
      prayers for the grieving family and friends.