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The Amazing Life Of Whitney Houston
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The Amazing Life Of Whitney Houston

On February 11th we lost one of the best diva's of all time Whitney Houston,

Her death was a shock to many.Whitney Houston has been suffering from drug addiction for over 10 years. the day she died she had a combination of Xanax,was drinking alcohol, and took several other Prescriptions.

It's sad to see something like this happen to someone with such an amazing talent like Whitney Houston.She had been trying to get clean for a while and was planning a huge comeback .She was filming a movie Sparkle which is still scheduled to be released this august.

There is no doubt that her sudden death is affecting her family as well, her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalized twice since her mothers sudden passing.Whitney Houston was an inspiration to everyone she was around.She was born in Newark ,New jersey To john and Emily (cissy)Houston.

She was raised in church most of her life.She Went To the new hope baptist church,She started singing in the junior choir at age Eleven. When she was 18 she was featured on the cover of the November issue of seventeen Magazine. When she was 20 Arista Records chief Clive Davis Heard Whitney Sing at a new york nightclub, and signs her soon after. In February of 1985 Arista Records releases her first self titled album.

The album had 3 No 1 Hits That went to the top of the charts,The Grammy Award winning,Saving all my love for you,How will I know,and greatest love of all.

The album sold 12 million copies in the U.S and 25 million copies worldwide.The album broke records and set a new record as the best selling debut album by a solo artist.

2 Years later in 1987 she releases her 2nd album Whitney,With this album she sets a record for the first female artist to enter the Billboard chart at No 1.She had 7 consecutive No 1 Hits on this album .At the age of 29 she is offered the Part of a pop singer, who is being stalked by an obsessive fan.

She hires an ex secret service agent to protect her and the 2 end up falling in love.The Film grossed more than 400 million worldwide and the soundtrack won Grammy album of the year.On July 18th of that same year her and bobby brown got married.

On March 4th of The following year the couple have there First child,Bobby Kristina.Two years later her 2nd movie hits theaters waiting to exhale. November of 1998 her 4th studio album is released,My love is your love. The album featured a duet with Mariah Carey,when you believe for the animated film prince of Egypt. the year 2000, trouble starts to surface,security finds marijuana in her luggage at an airport in Hawaii,charges are later dropped.

The following year she shocks fans everywhere with a gaunt appearance at a Michael Jackson tribune concert in NYC. in a interview with Diane sawyer, Houston admits to using alcohol,marijuana,cocaine, along with other prescription drugs. The following year, on a trip to the Holy Land her and bobby brown get Baptised in the Jordan river.she checks into rehab in 2004 after years of rumored drug abuse.

2 years later looking much better than she had in a few years,she poses with her famous cousin Dionne Warwick at an awards show in Beverly hills.Later that year in September,Whitney Separates from her husband Bobby Brown.

They have to sell their Georgia Mansion to pay their overdue Mortgage and debts.On April 24 of 2007 Whitney divorces her long time husband of 14 years.Whitney tries to make a comeback by releasing her Album i look to you in august of 2009. Again in May of 2011 Whitney voluntarily enters rehab for drug and alcohol treatment.January of 2012 she teams up with American Idol winner, Jordan Sparks to promote their upcoming film Sparkle.This would be her first major film role in 15 years.

Just 2 nights before her tragic death she was on stage with R&B star Kelly Price at Tru Hollywood nightclub in Hollywood.The night ended with her leaving the club with scratches on her wrist and blood running down her leg.

On Feb 11 she was found dead in a bathtub in her Beverly hills hotel. fans,Friends, and family are still mourning over her sudden passing.Her funeral was televised on Cnn and was a 4 hour long Ceremony. It was by invitation only.

There was several stars who was speaking at her funeral.Her body was taken away in a gold Hurst.Whitney Houston had a voice like an angel,she will very much be missed by people all over the world.We will always Love you.


Street Talk

Many of us grew up enjoying these great songs. I enjoyed your article that summarised her life so well. Such a tragedy to have so much talent and success and spend it so destructively. Maybe one day a movie will be made of her life that can hopefully be a warning for any who follow in her footsteps.

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  about 1 decade ago

i know i agree with you Jim.She was so talented and had a voice like nobody else ive heard in a while.Its just sad that someone would do this too there self,I just hope her daughter don't get involved in drugs as bad as her mom was.I guess that's what happens when you get involved with the wrong people and have all the money she had.

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  about 1 decade ago

This is a sad ending to a very talented and beautiful woman. This shows that the self centered disease of addiction does not discriminate. Once you are in the grips the only way you can get out is if YOU want to your not doing it for anyone else or you will never stay clean. Then when your in the dark hole thinking about your next high the only person you are thinking about is yourself. The sadest part of this story is her daughter is going to follow in her moms foot steps. I am really sad over the fact this child was raised by two addicts and where does she turn for help? She will run the course of her addiction until she hits her bottom I just pray that she hits her bottom before the bottom is a grave. God Bless

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  about 1 decade ago
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