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Donna February 11th, 2012 09:39 PM

Whitney Houston, dies at 48 years old
 
What sad news to get this evening, she had a great voice and to loose her so young, very sad...

Lakers Fan February 11th, 2012 10:26 PM

OMG
 
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Originally Posted by Donna (Post 1414997)
What sad news to get this evening, she had a great voice and to loose her so young, very sad...


I just heard this sad news . I met Whitney in 1988 .I was in her home to listen to her sing .She was a wonderful woman . In my opinion one of the 5 best female singers of all time .

Aerogirl February 11th, 2012 11:05 PM

Another wasted talent....very sad!

Lone Wolf February 11th, 2012 11:12 PM

I was shocked to hear this. You never think of people passing away as young as her. I wonder what they will do at the Grammys to honor her.

Lakers Fan February 11th, 2012 11:17 PM

There will definitely be something to honor her tomorrow evening .

I just heard ,via e-mail ,from some people in her home town .There will be on line memorial pages for her fans to express their sorrow .

ship2shore February 12th, 2012 12:15 AM

she had quite the drug problem. no longer.

Kuki February 12th, 2012 02:38 AM

An INCREDIBLED voice, but yet another talent rotted by celebrity, drugs and alcohol.

Sadly, for some, somehow "having everything" isn't enough.

Luanne Russo February 12th, 2012 07:03 AM

So very sad of the news. She will be missed.

Surfguyxxx1 February 12th, 2012 07:32 AM

My heart goes out to the friends and family members that had to watch her throughout the years. You will be missed!

Lakers Fan February 14th, 2012 04:27 PM

The funeral will be in Newark ,NJ on Friday

Aerogirl February 14th, 2012 07:03 PM

Personally Iím kind of tired of hearing about. Please donít get me wrong, Itís a sad shame that she went down the path she did and it ended where it did but the media really needs to stop. What about all of our US service men and women that are dying or some poor victim who falls prey to violence? I probably sound like a jerk but enough is enough already. It was still the top story on the news today!

Lakers Fan February 14th, 2012 08:40 PM

Whitney Houston
 
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Originally Posted by Aerogirl (Post 1415466)
Personally Iím kind of tired of hearing about. Please donít get me wrong, Itís a sad shame that she went down the path she did and it ended where it did but the media really needs to stop. What about all of our US service men and women that are dying or some poor victim who falls prey to violence? I probably sound like a jerk but enough is enough already. It was still the top story on the news today!

Whitney Houston was an American icon .There has never been a singer like her before ,not Billie Holiday ,not Barbra Streisand ,not Diana Ross .

Aerogirl February 14th, 2012 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Henry43 (Post 1415478)
Whitney Houston was an American icon .There has never been a singer like her before ,not Billie Holiday ,not Barbra Streisand ,not Diana Ross .

I have to disagree with that but weíre all entitled to our own opinions.

Lakers Fan February 15th, 2012 03:29 PM

The Governor of NJ decreed today that on saturday all flags on government buildings are to be flown at half staff . This is becoming a major controversy in the state .The Newark Star Ledger has come out against this .

Luanne Russo February 15th, 2012 04:30 PM

I am so glad that the family has decided on a private service.

The service will be on Saturday.

Henry, Are you serious about the flags? That's crazy!!!

Lakers Fan February 15th, 2012 04:42 PM

LuAnne
 
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Originally Posted by Luanne Russo (Post 1415613)
I am so glad that the family has decided on a private service.

The service will be on Saturday.

Henry, Are you serious about the flags? That's crazy!!!


Yes ,I am very serious .Chris Christy ,Governor of New Jersey who will very likely be the running mate of Willard Romney should Romney be the republican presidential candidate ordered that the flags on all government office buildings be flown at half staff on Saturday to honor Whitney Houston whom he described as a cultural icon .

Those who are opposed state that this should only be done for fallen military and members of the police and fire departments .

A friend of mine who is a retired Chief Of Police in New Jersey and perhaps the greatest fan of Whitney Houston that I have known is vehemently against this .

Luanne Russo February 15th, 2012 05:10 PM

I have looked all over the internet and I can't find one word about it.

Please provide your source.

Thanks

Mike M February 15th, 2012 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Luanne Russo (Post 1415622)
I have looked all over the internet and I can't find one word about it.

Please provide your source.

Thanks

Luanne,

It was on Fox Radio and a local talk radio station today. People were talking about it and I listened when I came back from PT. A few months ago, when Clarence Clemmons died, the flags of New Jersey were also flown at half staff.

Here is one of a multitude of stories:

Whitney Houston New Jersey Tribute: Gov Christie Strongly Defends Lowering Flags For Singer

Take care,
Mike

Luanne Russo February 15th, 2012 06:07 PM

Thanks Mike..

Trip February 15th, 2012 07:57 PM

Loud mouth Nancy Grace, is suggesting the possiblity of murder. She never ceases to incite, and, inflame.

Let her rest in peace.

Lakers Fan February 15th, 2012 08:05 PM

In 1989 one of my closest friends from high school died from a combination of drugs and alcohol .While he was not the icon that Whitney Houston was he too was in show business and very few people were not familiar with his name .

Shortly after his death there were numerous reports suggesting that he was murdered .

Luanne Russo February 15th, 2012 08:18 PM

Nancy Grace gives me a headache.:) I think it is almost clearly she killed herself, but there will always be those who think other wise.

Lakers Fan February 15th, 2012 08:22 PM

My thought
 
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Originally Posted by Luanne Russo (Post 1415657)
Nancy Grace gives me a headache.:) I think it is almost clearly she killed herself, but there will always be those who think other wise.

I believe it was an accidental death .

Luanne Russo February 15th, 2012 10:51 PM

Henry, I sure hope so. You learn as soon as you go into rehab that you cannot take drugs again once you are clean.

On the pill bottle found with her says Don't use with other drugs, including booze.

She was heard telling someone the night before, that she wanted to see Jesus soon.

Clive Davis helped to get her house payments caught up, because she was about to go into foreclosure. In 2001 she was given 100 million for 6 future movies, and all that money was gone.

Oh Henry, I hope it was accidental, but .....

My heart goes out to her mom. I know what she is feeling right now. You want to be with your baby, so bad. You want to wake up, and find out it was all a bad dream. You blame yourself. You wonder what you could have done.

No matter what it turns out to be, she's gone, and that is just so sad.

If reports on the internet are true, her daughter has also been into drugs. We all need to pray for them.

ship2shore February 15th, 2012 11:37 PM

I think Nancy Grace gives everyone a collective headache.
(That's why I don't let the Mrs. watch her anymore...)

Aerogirl February 16th, 2012 09:31 AM

I donít believe she killed herself intentionally nor was she murdered, I believe the coroner was unable to call it an accidental drowning until they had the toxicology report proving she had enough drugs in her to cause herself to drown. I think itís about time for doctors tostop giving out ***** and other benzoís like candy. I feel bad for her daughter and the rest of her loved ones for having to watch her slowly destroy herself over the years.

Also same on NJ for hanging the flag at half staff, she doesnít deserve that honor!

Lakers Fan February 16th, 2012 10:50 AM

Its not really whether or not she deserves that honor or not . In my town ,pop.25,000 the ONLY time flags are flown half staff are for fallen police officers and fire personnel .

Since Mike mentioned that in NJ they did the same for Clarence Cleamons I would have to assume that they do this for every entertainer .

Luanne Russo February 16th, 2012 11:45 AM

I heard Christie speak, and what he said made sense. I was not aware of her contributions to the city, and state.

I know she lived else where, and was not aware that NJ was any more than her home state.

Aerogirl February 16th, 2012 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Luanne Russo (Post 1415746)
I heard Christie speak, and what he said made sense. I was not aware of her contributions to the city, and state.

I know she lived else where, and was not aware that NJ was any more than her home state.



That being said I guess it up to the state of NJ to do whatís in their hearts.

Luanne Russo February 16th, 2012 02:51 PM

So very true:)


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