Whitney Houston Dies at 48
2012-02-12 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 146 Comments

Pop icon Whitney Houston has passed at the age of 48 years old. During the 80's and the 90's her voice and presence in the pop world seemed to be everywhere, but her publicity nightmare of marriage to Bobby Brown with their longstanding history of violence and drug abuse reigned the headlines in the last decade.

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012

17197 Comments


Sad, but not surprised.

c0nf1n3d
February 11th 2012

276 Comments


This was kinda shocking. RIP. I actually really dug her music

eternium
February 11th 2012

16304 Comments


It's kind of random but then again cocaine.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 11th 2012

49791 Comments


really sad


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ValeriusTheImmortal
February 11th 2012

1237 Comments


O_O

damn

RIP

one of my fav singers

gabethepiratesquid
February 11th 2012

4521 Comments


Not surprised but she was great.

RIP.

InFiction
February 11th 2012

3638 Comments


Heard about this a little while ago, wasn't to sure if it was legit or not. Sad, RIP.

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Wizard
February 11th 2012

19231 Comments


Shitty.

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Ovrot
February 11th 2012

10468 Comments


Houston, we have a problem.


No but seriously RIP
She was great and one of my mom's favorites.

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Ayon
February 11th 2012

160 Comments


I'm more surprised that Ray-J was going out with her than her death. But, still sad. R.I.P.

Blaizend
February 11th 2012

647 Comments


Patrick Bateman is distraught.

RIP.

DeadBeat
February 11th 2012

529 Comments


Respect, RIP

gabethepiratesquid
February 11th 2012

4521 Comments


"I'm more surprised that Ray-J was going out with her"

Haha really?

well good for her I guess. From what I've seen he's packin heat.

DoubtGin
February 11th 2012

6748 Comments


rip

great voice she had

theashesfromautumn01
February 11th 2012

1031 Comments


48 aint even that old. RIP

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 11th 2012

49791 Comments


48 is old for heavy drug users

Scoot
February 11th 2012

17681 Comments


holy shit rip

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FearThyEvil
February 11th 2012

12262 Comments


Damn, that sucks. R.I.P.

cvlts
February 11th 2012

8954 Comments


http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=102477&page=1#.TzcYqFyQbmf

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012

14989 Comments


rest in peace, and preemptive NO SOCIAL JUSTICE PLEASE post

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 11th 2012

49791 Comments


oh snap

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012

17197 Comments


did you notice the date on that is from Sept 13... that article "denial" is from the last time people
thought she died.

cvlts
February 11th 2012

8954 Comments


lol oops

eternium
February 11th 2012

16304 Comments


haha

Puzzles
February 11th 2012

3065 Comments


"48 is old for heavy drug users"

Tell that to Iggy Pop, 4/5 of the Rolling Stones and my great grandma.

Also, RIP

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012

17197 Comments


it's true, his great grandma parties hard.

Taoboxer9
February 11th 2012

167 Comments


Cause of death ? Meeting Bobby Brown.

Puzzles
February 11th 2012

3065 Comments


ba dum tish

JWT155
February 11th 2012

9205 Comments


Bobby! Bobby Brown! Bobbeh

jimmykidd
February 11th 2012

528 Comments


i guess drugs will do that, hey. still sad though. she was one of the greats. rip.

DarthMann
February 11th 2012

13476 Comments


rip

Titan50
February 11th 2012

4588 Comments


sucks

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012

16260 Comments


whoa rip

thiswastheyear
February 11th 2012

39 Comments


"Can I at least smoke her bones?" - Bobby Brown

TooLateToGoBack
February 11th 2012

1753 Comments


RIP.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was the drugs that did her in, though.

SiliconSunshine
February 11th 2012

77 Comments


R.I.P.

Auschwitz
February 11th 2012

1285 Comments


oh.

Pharoh
February 11th 2012

3326 Comments


rip

CreamCrazy
February 11th 2012

724 Comments


R.I.P.

I've never been a fan but it's such a tragedy to lose a great voice...

Spec
February 11th 2012

27061 Comments


That awkward moment when you thought a celebrity was already dead.

gosk8n
February 11th 2012

1032 Comments


r.i.p.

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immortalizepain
February 11th 2012

378 Comments


R.I.P. she's one of the best female singers around there.

Aphrodisiac
February 11th 2012

1739 Comments


sad, rip
amazing voice

Midjicka
February 11th 2012

229 Comments


damn, RIP

Hawks
February 11th 2012

34492 Comments


Can't say I'm surprised at all, but still too young.

R.I.P.

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taa672
February 11th 2012

29 Comments


damn, she had so much talent. much respect, RIP.

tarkus
February 11th 2012

5560 Comments


RIP

BigHans
February 11th 2012

26455 Comments


RIP Hard.

FourthReich
February 11th 2012

17071 Comments


sad, very sad, my condolences...

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012

16134 Comments


It's hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but "The Greatest Love of All" is one of
the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity. Its universal message
crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves.
Since it's impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with
ourselves. It's an important message -- crucial, really. And it's beautifully stated on the album.

chambered69
February 11th 2012

1253 Comments


rip

auberginedreams
February 11th 2012

5989 Comments


yeah unfortunately cocaine will do that to you.

Dylan620
February 11th 2012

1014 Comments


RIP.

I found out about this at a school dance I just came back from; the DJ announced it, saying: "I'm sorry, but we have to play this song in honor of Whitney Houston, who passed away just moments ago." I thought that it was just a bad joke and nothing more than a way to introduce the song (which would have been fucking shallow and retarded). I wonder if her death had something to do with the low attendance at the dance?

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someguest
February 11th 2012

20319 Comments


this news is spamming my FB page.


It's like one of the best vocalists of all time has passed away or something.

RIP.

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KjSwantko
February 11th 2012

9054 Comments


She had a killer voice. And a killer habit.

rip

zaruyache
February 11th 2012

5884 Comments


And a killer habit.

see what you did there.

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sublimefan1991
February 11th 2012

753 Comments


maybe they should change the pic to go w/ this story? like idk if a frontal bent over middle-aged cleavage shot is appropriate for this kinda topic. either way, sucks for those she meant a lot to.

Ire
February 11th 2012

41749 Comments


I've never been into her music but she had a really powerful voice. RIP

halloway
February 11th 2012

684 Comments


"I wonder if her death had something to do with the low attendance at the dance?"

ROFL.

Srsly, RIP.

Makemebad35
February 11th 2012

737 Comments


RIP

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
February 11th 2012

4507 Comments


Patrick Bateman is distraught. [2]

Kiran
Emeritus
February 11th 2012

6000 Comments


whitneyyyyy

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juiceviaorange
February 11th 2012

285 Comments


Poor thang...RIP

TheVoiceAndTheSnake
February 11th 2012

3663 Comments


Lol, you own a Whitney Houston record?

Also, RIP

dimsim3478
February 11th 2012

4735 Comments


RIP

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xfearbefore
February 11th 2012

1245 Comments


Wish I could find the energy to care. RIP I guess.

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someguest
February 11th 2012

20319 Comments


Wish I could find the energy to care.


What kind of comment is that?

asaf
February 11th 2012

885 Comments


^^^ it's saturday night!

halloway
February 11th 2012

684 Comments


It's coming from someone with a Kurt avatar. That kinda speaks for itself.

Ignimbrite
February 11th 2012

5295 Comments


RIP

EyeForAnEye
February 11th 2012

1691 Comments


Dammnnn. I thought my friend was fucking around.

evilford
February 11th 2012

21202 Comments


Goddamn. That's too young for anyone. Sad. RIP

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fsharptrit0ne
February 12th 2012

4814 Comments


rip whit

jsaf7
February 12th 2012

155 Comments


Wow.. very sad to hear about this. rip Whitney houston.

ChrisHansen
February 12th 2012

51 Comments


What's the difference between whitney houston and my truck? My truck can make it to 50

Puzzles
February 12th 2012

3065 Comments


ho ho ho

Sirob
February 12th 2012

2653 Comments


"What's the difference between whitney houston and my truck? My truck can make it to 50"

Asshole. RIP


johnnyblaze
February 12th 2012

2595 Comments


damn, rip.

patroneyes
February 12th 2012

1919 Comments


RIP

NightProwler
February 12th 2012

6335 Comments


Sad, she was a great singer. RIP.

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Ididthis
February 12th 2012

15 Comments


Hope she's gone with high hopes. What a ride Whitney had. My boyhood crush. RIP

SCREAMorphine
February 12th 2012

1751 Comments


Just saw this on the news, RIP

botb
February 12th 2012

9553 Comments


sad, amazing talent. rip

boogs
February 12th 2012

222 Comments


Bitch partied too hard tonight

paxman
February 12th 2012

4084 Comments


Tragic.

Recspecs
February 12th 2012

9820 Comments


Damn. Saw this shit on twitter, but didn't know if it was forreal. RIP.

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BSX
February 12th 2012

1633 Comments


RIP

I stanned her hardcore when I was younger

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JeetJeet
February 12th 2012

709 Comments


I'm not even gonna crack a joke about this

BallsToTheWall
February 12th 2012

44164 Comments


Good riddance.

TrstN01
February 12th 2012

800 Comments


RIP, and ^totally unnecessary

BallsToTheWall
February 12th 2012

44164 Comments


One less junkie on the streets.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2012

30882 Comments


maybe they should change the pic to go w/ this story? like idk if a frontal bent over middle-aged cleavage shot is appropriate for this kinda topic. either way, sucks for those she meant a lot to.


By all means, feel free to dig up something more recent


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Inveigh
February 12th 2012

24800 Comments


^lol

and also RIP she was ridiculously talented


and also was in The Preacher's Wife

XingKing
February 12th 2012

10040 Comments


My school had us watch her Super Bowl performance every Friday morning before the announcements between the ages of five and eight, I believe. This is horrible news.

Mekkalayakay
February 12th 2012

167 Comments


One of my favorite female vocalists.


and lmao at the Patrick Bateman comments

SabertoothMonocle
February 12th 2012

493 Comments


"My school had us watch her Super Bowl performance every Friday morning before the announcements between the ages of five and eight, I believe."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NMzepSePD4

Nikkolae
February 12th 2012

4769 Comments


aside the her monumental hits i knew very little of her music but she inspired so many people and that
alone is amazing, RIP, sad to see any musician go.

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Loanshark
February 12th 2012

333 Comments


RIP

toxin.
February 12th 2012

12021 Comments


I didn't know she had died, so when I was at my friend's house (after another party) he said, "Play some Whitney Houston."
And I (jokingly) said, "No, please no. She needs to end." (That's just an expression I say often now)

Yeah I feel pretty bad now. RIP

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2012

5921 Comments


This is terrible news, i really worshiped her singles and her in that Bodyguard movie....

RIP




48 is old for heavy drug users

Sad, but true...



Tell that to Iggy Pop, 4/5 of the Rolling Stones

Along with Lemmy and Guns N' Roses (among too numerous to mention...), these guys did blood catharsis ALL THE TIME, while they were/are taking their drug dosage through a doctor.....

Sometimes, the multi-national record companies arranged for them these procedures in full discretion, because they have a profit to make.

Later on some of these artists realized that they were not 20 years old anymore and either came clean the hard way or do "less harmful" drugs to get by...

No one was around for Whitney to do the same, I guess, because her time where she was soul queen was long gone...

Judging from the tragic death of Amy Winehouse, in the present times, major record companies consider their artists so expendable, that they let them to wither, because they have tons of gonna-be-fabricated pop stars waiting in the hallway...

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Electric City
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2012

15727 Comments


best take to facebook to express how greatly my life was affected by those two songs i remember she sang

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Eons
February 12th 2012

446 Comments


Good job media, you were there till the very end of her life, harassing her, airing her dirty laundry etc.

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TheNotrap
February 12th 2012

7983 Comments


R.I.P.

Amazing voice.

DraconForsaken
February 12th 2012

92 Comments


Dies the day after Soulja Boy releases a new song. Coincidence?

Shuyin
February 12th 2012

11170 Comments


great singer, RIP

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Lambda
February 12th 2012

2411 Comments


R.I.P.

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qwe3
February 12th 2012

21353 Comments


rip

spun this in honur http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYJnHIPMSFs

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2012

10010 Comments


I wish it weren't true, but the thing that makes me saddest is the fact that people will be talking about this for so damn long...

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rockandmetaljunkie
February 12th 2012

3302 Comments


Never been a fan of her music, but her voice was stunning.
RIP

Motiv3
February 12th 2012

8920 Comments


RIP

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MO
February 12th 2012

18256 Comments


yea RIP, tragic figure

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Funeralopolis
February 12th 2012

11025 Comments


I don't who she is nor do I care but seemingly brought it upon herself anyway

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eleventhsun
February 12th 2012

1475 Comments


Tragic figure (2)

Indeed. She had quite a wonderful voice when I was a kid, a shame that many of the greatest talents seem to really enjoy their drugs.

That is of course if this is the cause of death. Don't like to speculate on someone like that.

RIP Whitney.

bloc
February 12th 2012

34679 Comments


Holy fuck I'm swept off my feet.

RIP

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RedTravis713
February 12th 2012

17 Comments


Mighty fine singer she was, R.I.P.

Nikkolae
February 12th 2012

4769 Comments


"I don't who she is nor do I care but seemingly brought it upon herself anyway"

then just gtfo and let people who do care pay their respect

Intheayer
February 12th 2012

79 Comments


R.I.P.

ElMooserino
February 12th 2012

2 Comments


This is really sad. She was my favorite Bobby Brown hit.

gabethepiratesquid
February 12th 2012

4521 Comments


"then just gtfo and let people who do care pay their respect"

oh c'mon it's not like 90% of peeps saying RIP have heard anything of hers beyond her single.

jdennis31
February 12th 2012

6511 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCDnR6Px-co

Regulator
February 12th 2012

600 Comments


"I wonder if her death had something to do with the low attendance at the dance?"

I'm guessing the low attendance had more to do with the fact that it was a school dance than with Whitney Houston being dead...

Nikkolae
February 12th 2012

4769 Comments


"oh c'mon it's not like 90% of peeps saying RIP have heard anything of hers beyond her single."

i understand that but if he doesnt care why comment on it anyway?

NorwichScene
February 12th 2012

1409 Comments


RIP. One of the best female singers ever

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D41V30N
February 12th 2012

949 Comments


http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/2610471_460s.jpg

D41V30N
February 12th 2012

949 Comments


http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/2612797_460s.jpg - True.

JAV
February 12th 2012

1921 Comments


It all went downhill after Bobby.
Such a great talent.
RIP

Jellingman
February 12th 2012

357 Comments


Even though I wasn't a fan of hers, she did possess a great voice. R.I.P.

Now I'm just crossing my fingers, hoping the media and music industry won't milk this as much as they tend to when such well known figures pass away.

D41V30N
February 12th 2012

949 Comments


But Houston, we have a problem.
.
.
.
Err... Houston? Can you hear me? Houston?

J0ckstrapsFTW
February 12th 2012

3652 Comments


Has a "cocaine is a helluva drug" joke been made yet?

AtomicShane
February 12th 2012

1756 Comments


Whitechapel or gtfo

paxman
February 12th 2012

4084 Comments


"I don't who she is nor do I care but seemingly brought it upon herself anyway"

How do you not know who Whitney Houston is? And this is a fucking music website.

Emim
February 12th 2012

26506 Comments


Houston, we have a problem.

DeathsThread
February 12th 2012

213 Comments


she was supposed to be getting off drugs in the past few years

Funeralopolis
February 12th 2012

11025 Comments


I have to comment for my comment count Nikkolae you dumb dumb

Jethro42
February 12th 2012

12377 Comments


R.I.P.

iambandersnatch
February 12th 2012

1466 Comments


Not sure why people are so shocked, she's been having issues with prescription drugs, alcohol and who knows what else for decades. Not to say that it isn't sad though.

Funeralopolis
February 12th 2012

11025 Comments


She did it to herself, she rid the world of her talent and voice herself. She made you feel this grief because she couldn't deal with her fucking issues. Fuck her.

Peripes
February 13th 2012

71 Comments


She ruined her career.

But I will always love her, I was really surprised, knew about her drug abuse, but her death quite shocked me.

SwayzeFaced
February 13th 2012

349 Comments


nuten but

Rbaten61
February 13th 2012

32 Comments


and another muscian bites the dust sigh

Zorak
February 13th 2012

3188 Comments


Not surprised, but saddened nonetheless. One of the most beautiful voices to have graced music. RIP

jdennis31
February 13th 2012

6511 Comments


crack is wack

Sound
February 13th 2012

3887 Comments


In many ways 2012 has been a trainwreck so far. Looks like it won't stop anytime soon.

R.I.P.

KjSwantko
February 13th 2012

9054 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nym6K9vCdw8

cumilaut
February 13th 2012

39 Comments


one of my mom's fav, RIP

MoosechriS
February 14th 2012

4798 Comments


Some news has just broken that they have found bobby browns body at his home after seemingly taking his own life. Police are still trying to piece everything together but they jave found a note with just a few words scrawled on it. Apparently it says "two can play that game"



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