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Prayer goes out to all her family and friends.
& blessings.
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One cute and talented person.

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Seriously one of the best if not the best singer of my generation. I'm 40
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It really is a sad day for the music world. The Bobbie Brown "joke" is sad and true.

RIP WH
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Wow,
she is the only person to sing this with not only soul, but a TON of soul.

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good work there Columbo.
*pokes other eye out*
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I'm speechless man, God what is going on!

Rest in Peace Whitney, thank God for all the greatness and for having let us hear your voice. Gone too soon.

Vade in Pace & my prayers to her family

RIP
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Thats crazy... R.I.P. To one of the great singers of our time.
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I hope she is at peace.
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R.I.P Whitney Houston

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RIP Whitney, we will miss you :(

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Sang amazing, hater her songs tho. Drug abuse and a bad personality will ruin your life.

So sad, what a waste of talent.
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R.I.P. What a talent, a very sad ending...too soon.
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...you can bet that the 2012 GRAMMY AWARDS producers are scrambling right now to assemble a tribute for tomorrow's broadcast...tomorrow night's Grammy's have just taken on an whole new and very sad, tragic purpose...

...I predict the largest international viewing audience in Grammy Award's history...the timing is epic, and so tragic at the same time...

RIP Whitney Houston (1963-2012)
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Sad, a true legend gone.
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That is truly sad. Not to mention her family. She was a daughter right?
Lauryn Hill is also on that path.
What a sameness she has like 4 kids...
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She was a SERIOUS talent.
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I'm truly saddened. She used to be one of the greatest voices of our time. Drugs and abuse took their toll in a career and life that ended far too soon....

There's a rockin' in heaven tonight. RIP Whitney,,,
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Would it be wrong for the coroner to list the cause of death as "met Bobby Brown"?
I ****ing lol'd.

Hard.
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Addiction is a terrible disease.

Bless her family and friends!

oh.. and Bobby too.
Indeed, indeed.

Not too long ago I was meeting with an actor in the lobby of a Beverly Hills hotel, quiet and somewhat exlusive. In the middle of our conversation, we are interrupted by this woman blathering angrily and asking us to borrow our cell phone; we honestly thought it was a homeless woman who wandered in.

After more than a few minutes, we realized it was Whitney Houston and more than anything, we had the overwhelming feeling of sadness. This disturbing take-away and reason for the story was, she was virtually unrecognizable as the person we knew her to be.. had been.

I'm not really a fan, but I honor incredible talent and more than that, I have compassion for anyone suffering from what was obviously addiction.

To anyone who looks down on addiction, please think of it this way...

Would you "blame" someone and look down on them for dying of cancer?

Addiction is a disease exactly like cancer or any other illness.

The best thing we can all do as fellow musicians is to try and learn something positive from her story.

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Not being callous about this, just discussing. For better or worse, Whitney was the post- Chaka template for the modern soul diva and influenced a wide swath of vocalists. It's not my thing, but I can clearly see how huge her impact was on pop music.

Anybody in music knows people who struggle with this disease and I'm sure a lot of us know people who have lost the battle. Of course it's sad and tragic and all the other things people tweet, but it's not shocking. And for all the knee- jerk need to immediately invoke God in this, if one does believe in God, then what are we supposed to feel about one one who so clearly sinned against her God- given gifts?
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Addiction is a disease exactly like cancer or any other illness.
Is this true? I've heard it said and repeated, but is it really TRUE?
I'm still trying to figure it out, read more.

I mean, someone can be completely unaware they have cancer,
but you can find it AND point to it. Same with HIV, etc.

I've never seen anyone point to addiction on a MRI scan or bloodtest.

Further, I've seen people who were addicted make a CHOICE and quit.
You can't choose to quit cancer or HIV all of a sudden.
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Bad news ; sad day ....huge artist and a voice ....

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Sad when something so beautiful turns out so badly. A rarely gifted singer, technically and expressively.

RIP Whitney.
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Is this true? I've heard it said and repeated, but is it really TRUE?
I'm still trying to figure it out, read more.

I mean, someone can be completely unaware they have cancer,
but you can find it AND point to it. Same with HIV, etc.

I've never seen anyone point to addiction on a MRI scan or bloodtest.

Further, I've seen people who were addicted make a CHOICE and quit.
You can't choose to quit cancer or HIV all of a sudden.
Maybe a better word is 'illness' as in psychological illness. It's not like a communicable disease of course but more in the sense of 'state of unhealthiness'.

Anyway, back on topic - not a huge fan but looking back over the years, she sang with a lot of heart. I'd choose her delivery of heart-over-melisma as compared with a lot of singers afterward which put the melisma first. A first-rate vocal talent for sure. Rest in peace.
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Very sad news. RIP.
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Is this true? I've heard it said and repeated, but is it really TRUE?
I'm still trying to figure it out, read more.
It is indeed a tough one to understand and you are far from alone.

Here's what the AMA (American Medical Association) says, perhaps this helps:

"Addiction: A Neurological Disorder

Addiction is a neurologically based disease. For many years recovery specialists have compared alcoholism or addictions to a physical disease: like diabetes. In reality addictions are more closely related to a neurological disorder like Tourette's Syndrome* than they are to diabetes.

If the problems you suffer stem from severe alcoholism or addiction, you must accept that these problems are not primarily mental or free will issues. Addictions are not about will power. The problems facing addicts, alcoholics, and their families are miserable, disgusting, and infuriating. They are often hopelessly discouraging. But to imagine that an addict "could change if he wanted to" is a serious misunderstanding of the long term dynamic of addictive disorder. The fact is precisely that an addict cannot change in the long run even if he wants to! That is the definition of addiction: "the loss of control over the use of a substance." It is important to understand that this loss of control is manifested not in terms of days or weeks, but in longer term behaviors: terms of months and years."

It goes on in greater detail, but this is a decent summary.

-a
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I'm a borderline alcoholic and addiction is not a disease. It doesn't fit the profile of a real disease and is completely under the control of the user. Certainly some find it harder to resist than others (addictive personalities) but everyone except mentally challenged individuals has the ability to NOT smoke crack. It takes concentrated mental and physical effort to seek out and smoke crack. That is not a "loss of control". Shame about Whitney though she had a beautiful voice once.
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