Whitney Houston has died, and yes, I'm crying - so what?!

Only once before have I cried when a celebrity died (that was when Uncle Buck actor John Candy died on the 4th of March, 1994 - man, I loved that guy's work!)...

Okay, I also cried when Princess Di died - but seriously, I put that down to being swept up in a global phenomenon... Many of us lost our heads that day...

So, I just heard in the past hour that Whitney Houston died. It wasn't a great shock, what with her struggles with drug addiction over the past twenty years, but it is still very, very sad...

Whitney emerged on the music scene about the same time I really started to get into music as a listener. She had an amazing voice and I love voices! I just loved her music, her voice, her look - for me she was the real deal, the complete package. I also loved her acting, sure, she was no Jodie Foster or Meryl Streep, but she did roles that suited her public persona and so she managed the limited challenge of those roles quite well.

I particularly loved her in Waiting to Exhale.





I love many of her songs, but my all time favourites include (these are not official videos because I wanted my readers to access the music immediately without having to click away)...

I wanna dance with somebody





Greatest Love of All (which is what started me off crying before)...





Shoop shoop





I really love most every one of her songs, but these three always get me right at the core!

I mourn the loss of yet another creative soul at such a young age - when she was singing and acting she brought so much pleasure into my life.

Miss you already, Whitney xxx

Comments

Rhianna said…
It is always a bit sad when someone like this passes. Lovely post Sif, inspired me to do one as well http://aparentinglife.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/sunday-session-tribute-to-whitney.html
pam said…
I cried when John Martyn died. His music was so much a part of my formative years.
Melissa said…
I haven't cried. But I've been immersed in her music all day today, and am planning on watching Bodyguard tonight (when I can enjoy it in peace).

She was a huge part of my life.