Saturday, February 11, 2012

Another Singer-Super Star Self Destructs: Whitney Houston Dies

I hate it when a once great artist self destructs with alcohol and drugs.  Whitney Houston has joined that dubious fraternity (sorority?) with so many others:  Hank Williams, Marilyn Monroe, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and scores of lesser known singers and musicians.  Following several years of drug-addled decline, 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.


A'Esquecida said...

they have.

Julie said...

Terrible tragedy... She struggled with drugs for much of her later life but you always rooted for her and hoped she would pull her life back together again. An amazingly talented gifted voice. Such a waste.

bro said...

You know

bro said...

People don't 'struggle" with drugs. They wallow in them for the high they produce. I did until I woke the hell up.

Always On Watch said...

This kind of thing happens way too often with those elevated to stardom.