– GoodFellaz TV Staff
In tragic news, R&B legend Whitney Houston passes away Saturday Feb. 11th at age 48. Houston, who once ruled the airwaves and the charts with her amazing voice throughout the 80’s & 90’s, had unfortunately been on a downward spiral both physically and emotionally, after a series of missteps, including her rampant drug-use and her chaotic marriage to singer Bobby Brown, among other things. At this time, the cause and the location of her death are unknown.
The multi-platinum singer was once on top of the world. She was one of the top-selling artists in music history, having sold more than 55 Million records in the U.S. alone. She won several Grammy-Awards, and also had a successful acting career, where she starred in several hit movies including “The Bodyguard”, “The Preacher’s Wife” and “Waiting to Exhale”.
However towards the end of her career, a darker-side of Whitney Houston began to emerge. The singer who once had a pristine, church-raised image, began to show signs of questionable behavior. Her marriage to then-R&B ‘badboy’ Bobby Brown raised more than a few eyebrows. Afterwards rumors of drug-use began to circulate.
She eventually confessed to abusing cocaine, marijuana and pills. In 2010, during her infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey, she admitted that:
“(Doing drugs) was an everyday thing. I would do my work, but after I did my work, for a whole year or two, it was every day. I wasn’t happy by that point in time. I was losing myself.”
Whitney Houston was admitted into drug-rehab centers twice. She often blamed her troubles on her tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown, whom she eventually divorced in 2007.
However, despite the success of her recent 2009 come-back album “I Look To You.”, which went platinum, things continued to deteriorate. Her recent overseas world-tour was a disaster, as it became apparent the Whitney Houston had lost her once awe-inspiring voice. Numerous canceled concert dates and her continued erratic behavior once again raised speculation that she was abusing drugs again.
GoodFellaz TV will continue to report on this story as details emerge. Rest In Peace to a true musical icon. Our condolences to her family and many fans around the world.