Sunday, February 12, 2012
On Saturday night, I received a text from a friend wondering if there were any truth behind news that Whitney Houston, the legendary singer, had died. Upon subsequently checking the news outlets on my laptop, I was smacked with confirmation that the 48-year old entertainer had indeed passed away. I returned her text with this shocking news and went about texting others, wondering if they'd heard as well. Of course, in this age of instant communication, they had, and the tributes flooded in. For many of us who were children of the '80's, the death of this singularly talented woman, whose powerful vocals were a regular part of our youth, this comes as an acute loss and she will be missed. Rest well, Whitney, you and your music are eternal.