Farewell, Whitney Houston
Samantha McCormick, Staff Writer
February 23, 2012
Filed under Arts & Leisure
Singer Whitney Houston passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11. Houston, 48, was found dead in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton, hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammys bash at the hotel. The cause of her death is still unknown.
This is not breaking news since it has been all over the media. That being said, I just want to take some time to discuss this breathtaking voice that impacted the world so deeply. For now, Houston will not be thought of as an addict or a so-called train wreck. I would like everyone who is reading this to think of the amazing things that she did with her life, nothing more.
The legendary singer, actress and producer won six Grammy awards, two Emmy awards and 30 Billboard Music Awards across her extensive career. She was probably best known for huge hits like “I Will Always Love You,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and so many more.
Her music has been an inspiration to musicians such as Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and countless others including myself. I still remember singing “Didn’t We Almost Have it All” at the top of my lungs. I always wished for a voice like hers. Really, who wouldn’t?
She had reportedly been asked to join the singing competition “The X Factor” as a judge. Unfortunately, Houston did not live long enough to see her latest comeback reach fruition, which is possibly the saddest part of this story. We will never know if Whitney Houston would have made that comeback. All we have are the memories of old mega-hits and assumptions about her personal life. Houston’s future is full of what could have been.
I like to think that if she were alive, she would have been able to make an epic comeback. She was the woman that could belt about where broken hearts go; I just know that she had it in her to be on top once again. I guess we will never know.
Sadly, she has now joined the list of amazing voices that no longer walk this earth. She is now just a memory of just how extraordinary her music was. Rest in peace, Whitney Houston. You are gone but never forgotten; we will always love you and we will never love that way again.