The music world is in shock with the news of the death of music legend and pop soul diva Whitney Houston.
Houston was behind the hits – All At Once, Saving All My Love For You, How Will I Know, Greatest Love Of All, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, So Emotional, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, One Moment In Time, I’m Your Baby Tonight, I Have Nothing, Run To You, I’m Every Woman, Step By Step and the world smash I Will Always Love You… a huge catalogue of hits, generational music that will be remembered for many more to come.
All at once… Whitney was taken away, her body found in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Although the cause of death is still being investigated, Whitney suffered a tumultuous battle with drugs and alcohol, this most likely the cause of her sudden death. Reports stating Whitney’s body was found by bodyguard Ray (not that of ex-boyfriend Ray J) in the bath with no signs of criminal intent. Daughter Bobbi Kristina and ex-husband Bobby Brown are said to be inconsolable.
Houston was a guest at the hotel preparing for the pre-Grammy party which she was expected to attend on Saturday evening. Stars of the industry were in shock with the news, turning to Twitter to celebrate Whitney’s life and glittering career.
Mariah Carey tweeted: “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney’s family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.”
Christina Aguilera tweeted: “We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney’s family. She will be missed.”
While Rihanna said:” No words! Just tears #DearWhitney”.
La Toya Jackson: “I can’t fathom the fact that #whitneyhouston has died! My heart goes out 2 her mother, daughter & her love ones. #Whitney U will be missed!”
Russell Simmons: “Deeply saddened by the death of Whitney Houston … may she rest in peace.”
Randy Jackson: “Wow I am devastated. the world has lost another one of the best voices in history. RIP whitney houston, so fortunate am I to have worked with u, and have u touch my life. may god bless this family.”
Boy George: “Whitney is dead, OMG, I’m so heartbroken. You were amazing and I hope you have found peace! X”
Ricky Martin: “RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly.”
Kelly Osborne: “i truly hope you are in peace #WhitneyHouston i feel so honored to have known you! i love you RIP!”
Quincy Jones: “I am absolutely heartbroken at the news of Whitney’s passing. Ashford & Simpson first made me aware of Whitney when she was just sixteen, and I always regretted not having had the opportunity to work with her. She was a true original and a talent beyond compare. I will miss her terribly.”
A tragic loss to the music world, one of the all time greats, one of TheAussieWord’s favourite performers and musical artists. May God rest your soul – Rest In Peace Whitney. x