Whitney Houston Dies at 48

2012-02-12 by Athom EMERITUS | 144 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
Emeritus
February 11th 2012
17241 Comments


Sad, but not surprised.

c0nf1n3d
February 11th 2012
315 Comments


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

eternium
February 11th 2012
16354 Comments


It's kind of random but then again cocaine.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012
55383 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
4522 Comments


Not surprised but she was great.

RIP.

InFiction
February 11th 2012
3839 Comments


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

Wizard
February 11th 2012
20146 Comments


Shitty.

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Ovrot
February 11th 2012
13176 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
674 Comments


Patrick Bateman is distraught.

RIP.

DeadBeat
February 11th 2012
529 Comments


Respect, RIP

gabethepiratesquid
February 11th 2012
4522 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
6880 Comments


rip

great voice she had

theashesfromautumn01
February 11th 2012
1034 Comments


48 aint even that old. RIP

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012
55383 Comments


48 is old for heavy drug users

Scoot
February 11th 2012
18777 Comments


holy shit rip

FearThyEvil
February 11th 2012
15379 Comments


Damn, that sucks. R.I.P.

cvlts
February 11th 2012
9429 Comments


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

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012
15603 Comments


rest in peace, and preemptive NO SOCIAL JUSTICE PLEASE post

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2012
55383 Comments


oh snap

Athom
Emeritus
February 11th 2012
17241 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
9429 Comments


lol oops

eternium
February 11th 2012
16354 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
Emeritus
February 11th 2012
17241 Comments


it's true, his great grandma parties hard.

Taoboxer9
February 11th 2012
203 Comments


Cause of death ? Meeting Bobby Brown.

Puzzles
February 11th 2012
3065 Comments


ba dum tish

JWT155
February 11th 2012
13613 Comments


Bobby! Bobby Brown! Bobbeh

jimmykidd
February 11th 2012
636 Comments


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

Titan50
February 11th 2012
4588 Comments


sucks

Crysis
Emeritus
February 11th 2012
17303 Comments


whoa rip

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pjorn
February 11th 2012
4300 Comments


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

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TooLateToGoBack
February 11th 2012
1953 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
3325 Comments


rip

CreamCrazy
February 11th 2012
727 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
34846 Comments


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

gosk8n
February 11th 2012
1090 Comments


r.i.p.

immortalizepain
February 11th 2012
397 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
271 Comments


damn, RIP

Hawks
February 11th 2012
52280 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
5567 Comments


RIP

BigHans
February 11th 2012
28558 Comments


RIP Hard.

AngelofDeath
Emeritus
February 11th 2012
16209 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
6088 Comments


yeah unfortunately cocaine will do that to you.

Dylan620
February 11th 2012
3758 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
29074 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
10571 Comments


She had a killer voice. And a killer habit.

rip

zaruyache
February 11th 2012
18077 Comments


And a killer habit.

see what you did there.

sublimefan1991
February 11th 2012
811 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
41948 Comments


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

halloway
February 11th 2012
689 Comments


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

ROFL.

Srsly, RIP.

Makemebad35
February 11th 2012
844 Comments


RIP

MisterTornado
February 11th 2012
4507 Comments


Patrick Bateman is distraught. [2]

Kiran
Emeritus
February 11th 2012
6021 Comments


whitneyyyyy

juiceviaorange
February 11th 2012
571 Comments


Poor thang...RIP

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Divine
February 11th 2012
3663 Comments


Lol, you own a Whitney Houston record?

Also, RIP

dimsim3478
February 11th 2012
7721 Comments


RIP

xfearbefore
February 11th 2012
1498 Comments


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

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someguest
February 11th 2012
29074 Comments


Wish I could find the energy to care.


What kind of comment is that?

asaf
February 11th 2012
927 Comments


^^^ it's saturday night!

halloway
February 11th 2012
689 Comments


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

Ignimbrite
February 11th 2012
6240 Comments


RIP

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EyeForAnEye
February 11th 2012
1716 Comments


Dammnnn. I thought my friend was fucking around.

evilford
February 11th 2012
40662 Comments


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

fsharptrit0ne
February 12th 2012
4817 Comments


rip whit

jsaf7
February 12th 2012
368 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
3001 Comments


damn, rip.

patroneyes
February 12th 2012
1921 Comments


RIP

NightProwler
February 12th 2012
7005 Comments


Sad, she was a great singer. RIP.

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
1802 Comments


Just saw this on the news, RIP

botb
February 12th 2012
11049 Comments


sad, amazing talent. rip

boogs
February 12th 2012
232 Comments


Bitch partied too hard tonight

paxman
February 12th 2012
4084 Comments


Tragic.

Recspecs
February 12th 2012
9882 Comments


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

BSX
February 12th 2012
1647 Comments


RIP

I stanned her hardcore when I was younger

JeetJeet
February 12th 2012
4481 Comments


I'm not even gonna crack a joke about this

BallsToTheWall
February 12th 2012
48188 Comments


Good riddance.

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TrstN01
February 12th 2012
799 Comments


RIP, and ^totally unnecessary

BallsToTheWall
February 12th 2012
48188 Comments


One less junkie on the streets.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2012
32190 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


Inveigh
February 12th 2012
26367 Comments


^lol

and also RIP she was ridiculously talented


and also was in The Preacher's Wife

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XingKing
February 12th 2012
12552 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
5191 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.

Loanshark
February 12th 2012
333 Comments


RIP

toxin.
February 12th 2012
12898 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
7626 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...

Electric City
Emeritus
February 12th 2012
15762 Comments


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

Eons
February 12th 2012
1043 Comments


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

TheNotrap
February 12th 2012
8641 Comments


R.I.P.

Amazing voice.

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DraconForsaken
February 12th 2012
92 Comments


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

Shuyin
February 12th 2012
13065 Comments


great singer, RIP

Lambda
February 12th 2012
2654 Comments


R.I.P.

qwe3
February 12th 2012
21808 Comments


rip

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

Jade
Emeritus
February 12th 2012
10698 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...

rockandmetaljunkie
February 12th 2012
6934 Comments


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

Motiv3
February 12th 2012
8979 Comments


RIP

MO
February 12th 2012
22046 Comments


yea RIP, tragic figure

Funeralopolis
February 12th 2012
14081 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
45220 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
5191 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
4522 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
623 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
5191 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
2396 Comments


RIP. One of the best female singers ever

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
2795 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
3718 Comments


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

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AtomicShane
February 12th 2012
2118 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
27546 Comments


Houston, we have a problem.

DeathsThread
February 12th 2012
214 Comments


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

Funeralopolis
February 12th 2012
14081 Comments


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

Jethro42
February 12th 2012
15141 Comments


R.I.P.

iambandersnatch
February 12th 2012
1760 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
14081 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
84 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
3191 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

Dis_Con_Nec_Ted
February 13th 2012
4872 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
10571 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
6193 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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