Monday, February 13, 2012

The Queen dies at 48

Pop/soul diva Whitney Houston passed away Saturday in her Beverly Hills home. Houston had been a tabloid target during her last years of life due to the crack rumors and her marriage to Bobby Brown. The diva sold 200 million records worldwide, won 6 Grammys, 2 Emmys, and almost 2 dozen American Music Awards. She was a music icon and an inspiration to many. Houston came from a musical family; her mother, Cissy Houston was a gospel sensation. But, Houston's bad behavior and drug addiction helped tear her career down. Oddly enough, Houston passed away the day of this years Grammy awards. Grammy producers rushed last minute to add a tribute to Houston. The show opened up with a tribute to Whitney and Jennifer Hudson sang honoring the legend.

The authors of this article, the Salon Staff, didn't seem very emotional about the subject. They didn't use much pathos at all, they just stated the facts. The authors made it obvious that they believed that Houston did this to herself. They mentioned Houston's drug use multiple times and added that her behavior and drug use helped "tear her career down." They even included a quote from Houston saying, "The biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy."

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