Houston is now dead at the ripe old age of 48.
In her prime, Whitney Houston was both gorgeous and extremely talented. Then she got involved with Bobby Brown, a soul singer who was often in trouble with the law for drug and alcohol related offenses. She went downhill after marrying Brown and divorcing him 11 years later, appearing anorexic in public appearances where she often seemed to have lost her once great voice.
Update: Whitney Houston was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
I can't help but wonder why so many famous and talented entertainers self-destruct. Someone ought to do a study on the phenomenon; I'd really like to know.