Whitney Houston's final performance?
February 12th, 2012
10:29 AM ET

Whitney Houston's final performance?

The music industry is reeling from the death of Whitney Houston, particularly those who saw Houston this weekend in Los Angeles.

The legendary entertainer was in town for Grammy Awards events, and was spotted Thursday in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton as Monica and Brandy rehearsed to perform at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala, which went on as planned Saturday evening.

A video of Houston performing with Kelly Price (which comes courtesy VGS&L/Steve Jones @iamstevejones) has been circulating on the Web, and is said to have been taken on Thursday at a pre-Grammys party.


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  1. myteensavers

    I hope that kids can learn from this tragedy, that a life of drugs, can still end up in premature death. Myteensavers counselors treat teen addicts. We are seeing a disturbing patten of kids trying drugs at a younger age. More kids are abusing prescription drugs. The latest government stats show that 4,000 kids try drugs for the first time every day. 2,500 of those experimenting are using prescription drugs.

    Parents need to make sure their kids don't end this way. The Houston tragedy is a good way to introduce the topic of drugs at home, if it hasn't been discussed already. Parents could also utilize home drug tests to make sure that experimentation doesn't turn into addiction.

    February 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Name*Liz Carter

    Now to you who continue to bash, berate and put down our beautiful Legendary Whitney Houston so intensely at this sad and YES, so shocking time of her death of not even yet 3 days ago, you are lifeless, inhumane, idiots. You fools act like she is the only one in the United States of America who is affected or was affected and ultimately died in their addictions! Celebrities are not the only ones who suffer backlashes, relapse and death from drugs, in this country alone most of the sick and dying are NOT them or members of the 1per-cent...at all! The biggest percentage of drug and alcohol abuse and death comes out of the middle-class and the poor, YOUR SECTION of the American society! You should be screaming to the 'powers that be' your government...local, state and federal to get SERIOUS about the so-called, so-claimed 'WAR on DRUGS'!! If you believe this system is really trying to abolish drugs, you are sadly mistaken. Drugs is one of Americas biggest lucrative commodities! As far as your remark on 'dealers', small-time street dealers don't have access to the security, boats and planes to go out and get them, or have them 'shipped' back here! You should be screaming at the 'suppliers', the sponsors, the stockholders, the partners in crime...the folks who are making the REAL MONEY at the TOP, at the expense of so many American lives! Drugs couldn't be purchased by anyone if they weren't 'for sale'! Who's selling them?? Drugs are killing Americans....and America doesn't care!! Drugs are addictive whether they are FDA, pharmaceutically prescribed or socially consumed...they are all alien to the bodys' mental and physical, PERIOD! But many of you rather justify it by blaming the brain-dead, sick and dying victims!! How unreasonable, small-minded and stupid!

    February 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. p.k./LEVEL-HEADED ONE

    Honostly you FLIPPING IDIOTS SLAY ME/JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU SORRY EXCUSES FOR PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE? DONT BLINK YOUR STUPIDITY,IDIOUSY,BLINDNESS,HATRED,&MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL YOUR LACK OF COMPASSION ARE SHOWING! ALL BECAUSE YOU WERE NOT BLESSED W/A MIND,COURAGE TO BECOME A LEGEND TO MILLIONS! NOT AT ALL POSSIBLE FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU LACK HEART&SOUL! AMEN! THERE IS NOONE WHO OULD BEGIN TO PREY FOR YOUR SOUL ENOUGH(NOR SHOULD THEY TRY) YOU MUST 1ST HAVE 1 TO BE SAVED! EVERYTIME I THINK I'VE SEEN,HEARD OR READ IT ALL..IM THROWN FOR A LOOP AGAIN! THIS WORLD WILL COME TO END SOMEDAY BUT,NOT AT GODS HANDS! IT WILL BE AT THE HANDS OF YOU UNDESERVING&UNCARING SO CALLED PEOPLE! AS USUAL EVERYONE WILL SUFFER BECAUSE OF YOU ROTTEN UNWORTHY INDIVIDUALS! IF YOU HAD EVER KNOWN REAL PAIN&TRUE HEARTACHE YOU WOULD KEEP YOUR FILTHY TRAPS SHUT! I CAN ONLY SINCERELY HOPE THAT GOD MAY CHOOSE TO SEAL YOUR MOUTH SHUT FOREVER! THE REAL HUMANS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO INTEREST IN THESE INREDIBLY INSENSATIVE&MALLACE REMARKS YOU SPEW! SICK!

    February 13, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. Name*Liz Carter

    Furthermore, it never fails that what goes around comes right back around to kick you in the head. It's not always what goes into your mouth that can hurt you, many times it's what comes out of it! Freedom ain't free....especially when it's used to hurt or teardown. SOMEBODY ALWAYS HAS TO PAY...either the intended victim or the perpetrator or both!

    February 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Name*Liz Carter

    All of you disrespecful trolls out here on the blogs are the most hateful, vindictive people I've wondered across recently! You are animals who need to be euthanized yourselves! Whatever is found to be the cause of her death, the world still lost a legend, OK? There will surely be other voices that emulate or can imitate 'THE VOICE', however God gave the world only ONE Whitney Houston, OK? As far as your nasty, negative views, claims and sick rhetoric you all are finding it necessary to post about her, Bobby and the rest of her family and friends, at this painfully sad time for the rest of the intelligent world, you and/or your children WILL be paying dearly for it! You folk act more like the ego-tripping, arrogant, heartless, inhumane, compassionless, untouchable CRACKHEADS!! None of you have a Heaven nor a Hell to put anybody in....so don't be so bold and flippant about what has happened to Whitney and her death! You don't know how you or your loved ones will be leaving up out of here! The power of life and death is in the tongue...don't keep trying bash and dig ditches for Whitney Houston 'the greatest love of all' to fall into and YOU end up falling into them your demonic selves! The word is mightier than the sword, and as a man thinketh so is he. By the way you heathens did Michael Jackson the same way and I don't remember reading this much nastiness and name-calling when Amy Winehouse and Anna Nichole Smith died.

    February 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BELIEVES IN MIRACLES

    Whitney, please rest in peace perfect angel. None of these fools that write horrible things about you to make their own miniscule lives seem better to themselves knows any thing about love and forgiveness. May you finally rest in peace and perfect love forever. you deserve it, your voice was an insipiration, and your smile truly contagious. Goodnight.

    February 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BobbyKilledWhitney

    http://bobbykilledwhitney.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/bobby-killed-whitney/

    February 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BobbyKilledWhitney

    BobbyKilledWhitney Bottom Line

    http://bobbykilledwhitney.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/bobby-killed-whitney/

    February 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jean

    In addition to being addicted to crack, she was also addicted to bananas, watermelon and fried chicken.

    February 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Crack Kills

    That's a lie! I dont kill people! What ur ppl talking about?

    February 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The Boss

    RIP Whitney Houston – bet many people don't remember this TV moment – http://wp.me/p1T2g1-s

    Please stop with all the disrespect! Everyone has their own path in life. If you feel like posting something negative about her or her family, why don't you post about some of your issues? Let's spend our time passing judgment about you! It's funny how much "candor" and "honesty" everyone has behind the computer screen.

    February 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Adele

    Whitney's drug dealer-call me @ 1-800-FatAdeleNeeds2LoseWeight

    February 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • please!

      you are probably the ugliest human being on the face of the planet. get a life, HATER! lol you make me laugh.

      February 12, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Michael Jackson

    I dont know what yall r getting worked up about. whit and me r up here smoking crack with st peters just laughing at yall silly selves

    February 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Adele

    I have to start smoking me some crack so I can lose my fat

    February 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Stand up

    Her Cause of death Hasn't been determined and even if it came back that she died due to some type of addiction It still doesn't take away the gifts God blessed her with. And everyone here that posted knows that she could sing her butt off before and after the drug abuse. And lay off her children they didn't ask to come to this world and everyone on here that has something negative to say needs to shove it in the chocolate star fishes mouth.

    February 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Saddened in Michigan

    Her passing is a tragedy for her family and the world of music. I pray that she is resting in peace now and that Michael and Luther will welcome her into heaven's safety.

    February 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Owen Hart

    I'm freeeeeee, freeeeee fallin'

    February 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Joe

    I HAVE NOTHING sung by her stands out in my mind as perhaps the best performance by anyone ever. Too bad she couldn't help herself.

    February 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jack Anderson

    Obviously she took part in taking drugs. No one forced her, but I blame the people that managed her Career. They should of been looking out for her and kept a closer tab on her personal life and gave her better advice when she started getting into drugs. She was most likely depressed and unhappy when she met Bobby Brown who made her feel good about herself at first ! Unfortunately, Bobby was looking for someone to party with because he also, was an upcoming star and wanted to celebrate his new fortune and unfortunately it involved in partying with drugs and alcohol. Guidance is the one thing they both missed out on. Their managers were too busy counting the money they were earning instead of looking out for their welfare. Greed that was the main factor in their demise , so the wrong people who managed their affairs is the making of their downfalls! Think about it. That is what happens to most of the people who are celebrities.

    February 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jessy

    Some comments I have read above have no respect for any deceased person. Whitney gave her gift of voice to us and her songs will always live. May she rest in peace.

    February 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Bobbysucks

    That Bobby guy is a freak. I saw him dealing some coke earlier.

    February 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  22. deb

    I think it's sad that the immature little boy/men want to post all sorts of raunchy comments on a site like this.....apparently they cannot afford the pay sites that they dream of as they sit in their momma's basement waiting on their mom to bring them a clean wife-beater t-shirt....cause they've spit all over the one they got on now.
    RIP Whitney....never be another.

    February 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  23. feelsosorry for the fam

    I feel bad for her mom who stood by and watched her go through all of that and really, couldn't do anything about it. once she handed her sweet young religious daughter over to stardom, the paths taken were so awful.

    February 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sabiduria

    Whitney Houston, was a beautiful woman that had a voice designed and anointed by God. None of us are perfect, and people are truly hurting because Whitney is no longer with us. Especially her family. It's so easy for us all to point our bony fingers and judge but it is hard to be in the spotlight. All, I can say is thank God that my life isn't played out in the media, I would be a train wreck. No matter, what Whitney dabbled into you cannot take away that this woman had a voice like no other human being of our time. No one can compare to her voice and as much as I think J-Hud can sing she can't compare but I know that her tribute will be worthy of honoring Ms. Houston. God Bless her family, each and every one of them because Whitney Houston was a force. A presence. A voice. A human just like all of us so let's celebrate her and give her the respect and honor that is due. God Bless you Whitney, I know you are singing in God's Heavenly Choir now and at peace.

    February 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  25. heroincocainespeedballs

    it's almost like HEROIN COCAINE speedballs, buying kilos...yes she's talking about years ago but she was also in rehab a year ago and there have been rumors about her daughter (which she denies and chalks up to an ex trying to make money but then Whitney denied crap and changed her stories)...

    The 47-year-old singer confessed to being a cocaine addict herself in a 2009 TV interview with Oprah Winfrey and admitted her and her ex-husband Bobby's drug use spiraled out of control after she starred in hit movie 'The Bodyguard' in 1992.

    She said: "Me and Bobby were lacing our marijuana with base. We would buy a kilo. We were not pipe smoking.

    "You roll it up and you smoke it in your weed. It's almost like heroin cocaine speedballs but you level it off with marijuana."

    http://www.contactmusic.com/news/whitney-houstons-daughter-caught-snorting-coke_1205699

    February 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Desdomna

    Lmfao! You people are too funny with your comments.

    February 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Annette Rodriguez - Miami

    Her music was great for your soul..great for everything ... it always made me smile...she was our EVERY WOMAN! when ever I was down, going thou ruff times I would put her music on !! it was always very lifting....and fulfilling a Beautiful woman she was... indeed .. there will never ever be another Whitney....THAT VOICE!! that powerful voice ...that everyone wanted! but couldn't have! she was one special lady ...it's a shame how we keep loosing our super stars! Did she even know how much she meant to us? did she even know how Beautiful she was to us....I pray for her Daughter, and just hope she knows here Mother will always be with her! and in all our hearts forever! May you forever rest in Peace Whitney!

    February 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Julius Raynor

    What a tragic ........Whitney You truly will be missed.

    February 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Better off

    I guess tyrone biggums will have more peanut butter and crack sandwiches, now that whitney wont be eating them all

    February 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Bukoo

    Strange how all these female singers are dying alone, in a hotel room or at home, but with no witnesses. Vesta,
    Amy Winehouse, and there where a few more and now Whitney. My question is, who gains from these deaths. Is there a bigger picture happening with other motives. Surely these women did not want to die. So what's the real connection or can all this really be coincidence. It will be interesting to hear what a coroner will say the cause of death really is. Everyone seems to assume that the cause of death was drugs without even hearing or knowing of a professional toxicology report. In any case, the truth will all come out later, lets stay tuned for the real deal.

    February 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Neil Fox

    This is a good online memorial site to Whitney Houston – you can light a virtual candle or send virtual flowers for free – http://www.memorialmatters.com/memorials.php?page=WhitneyHouston

    February 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Garlene

    First i would like to say God bless Miss. Cissy her mother and her Daughter bobby kristina. RIP Whitney we will always love you. Next is to those that are focused on the bad stuff of what may happened in the past. Let it go just as she could have let go and let God nobody is forced into that life style. maybe introduced but at what point is people responsible for there own action God Bless America.

    February 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jean

    Also...Whitney was a crack head moon cricket just like Rick James. And for the people who think she is in heaven right now.....guess what? She's not. She is most likely in hell rotting because she was a crack H0.

    February 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • DumbJean

      Jean either you're completely stupid or you're acting like one. Whitney was not born a drug addict. It took a Rapper drug addict to expose her to this. We all know where the biggest drug problem is coming from. Unless you're stupid to the point where you can't see it.

      February 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Thought for the day...

    We have all made wrong choices in our lives. It's by the grace of God that we have not went off the deep end.

    February 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Whitney

    Hi All,
    It's me Whitney from the after-life! I just want you all to know that I miss you all.
    Love,
    Whitney

    February 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jean

    We just lost a great woman yesterday. I wish that the people that say things about her and the drug problem should shut up. The lady is gone and we lost a great singer and her family lost a loved one. If you can't say anything nice then put a sock in it. I will always remember her as a great singer and good mother. She can never be replaced. May God take care of the family. I could say alot about her ex but it isn't the time or place. We need to give her family and loved ones all the support we can.

    February 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • RC

      Jean, sorry but it is extremely hard to believe Whitney Houston was a good mother. People spinning it that someone who was in and out of rehab and partying and doing drugs and then dies at 48 and is gone from her daughter's life is somewhat irresponsible especially if you're concerned about protecting her legacy. Her daughter loves her and all that but "good mother" is stretching credibility. I've seen the pain of that in a young adult child, the child will always love (bad choice of words) the parent in that situation but there is likely to be some deep pain about the priorities of the parent ultimately.

      February 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  37. David

    It is unfortunate that she is dead. However, she asked for and she got it.

    February 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  38. RC

    CNN has an opportunity to speak out about the causes of all these celebrity deaths related to self-abuse via drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol (all is one in the same when abused or done too much) when the most people are listening but they are more concerned about paying tribute to a singer's career that basically occurred many years ago. Now is the time to promote to everyone especially young people but everyone is all concerned about having a piece of the action and idolizing her. You can talk about her career, voice and be way more balanced (uh how about going over her timeline of abuse, rehab and everything else). How about the consequences to her daughter?

    February 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  39. al

    houston's little girl may have the rest of the coke and crack to bring to school.

    February 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  40. RC

    celebs wonder why the public reacts the way they do and it's coverage like this that half makes me sick. Pity party for Whitney because she was under pressure, the paparazzi was always after her, Bobby Brown killed her (though he obviously contributed, she is responsible for herself sorry all you Whitney enablers and lovers but it's the truth. Sad when anyone dies and no one is perfect but she was irresponsible and paid with her life). Journalists like aj hammer saying he was shocked about Whitney Houston but not Amy Winehouse (whitney was much older and subjected herself to abuse for longer and her body was more vulnerable and you play with fire you can get burned at any time). It was shocking, so was Amy Winehouse but neither were surprising. whitney also has a daughter. Whitney also did not come out nearly enough speaking out against the drugs and alcohol. Meanwhile the coverage is imbalanced, catering to her legacy....hits and singing are more important from 25 years ago than telling the public and young people what led her down a path of self-abuse and addiction. Whether or not it caused her death in some fashion (either doing prescription drugs, abuse taking it's toll, etc), it should be discussed as much as her singing. a more balanced approach like it was with AW but see AW was not as Hollywood as WH so the talent and success vs the problems were talked about equally.

    February 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  41. xman51

    To the idiot on hear that really thought that was Bobby Brown posting that vile stupid comment. Are you that stupid to not know that is not the real bobby Brown that posted that? As for you sick stupid people on here posting these stupid sick idiotic comment. I have never been or believed in wishing bad on no one but in this case i have to make the exception. I truly hope god or life takes someone close you or even yourself and then lets see your sick comments then.

    February 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheIdiot

      Do you seriously think we thought he was Bobby, we all know it wasn't him, those who replied to him only replied to a Bobby wannabe and they knew it wasn't him. Wake up and smell the coffee.

      February 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  42. logan5

    The effects that crack, alcohol, and cigarettes had on her voice are so clearly and tragically evident. Let's face it, some people are just not meant to have fame and money. She had a hell of a voice. But unfortunately, she also hated herself and had very little self control. And this is the result. What a waste!

    February 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Truthbetold

    Those who blame Bobby Brown are childish and need a touch of reality. Whitney Houston was grown enough to make her choices and she made them. It is sad that she is gone now but the reality is those around her were either in denial or ignored the signs. They were GROWN. I guess those that blame Bobby Brown for her choices; blames others for the choices that you all made. GROW UP. RIP Whitney Houston.

    February 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • WakeUp

      Don't troll anyone in your comment, it is obvious you try to cover Bobby and his drug addiction. I bet you like Rap too don't you?

      February 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Maria

    Well thanks to her huby Bobby, she is dead now ,if she never meet this man she will still alive .....I hope he get the remorse for introducing his wife to the drug world....that will taunt him for the rest of his ugly life!

    February 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  45. RappingIdiots

    Bobby go back to your cocaine filled sugar cubes and try not to involve another good soul into your nasty Rapers drug craving idiot habits.

    February 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Susan

    Some of your comments are so hateful. This was a beautiful woman (and mother) with tremendous talent. Yes, she at one time battled drug use but there is NO evidence that she was still using drugs (other than xanax which will NOT kill you.) Shame on those of you who use trash talk about this shinning star whose has gone on too soon!

    February 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • carol

      Xanax won't kill you? That's not what the paramedics said when called to my house after I ingested around 20 of them along with a few drinks, and that's not what the ER said when they were putting the tube down my throat to pump my stomach, and that's certainly not what the judge said who ordered me to the mental health facility....

      February 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  47. J R Brown

    Whitney Houston's life is a cautionary tale of why not to marry the bad boy. We can only imagine the life she could have had if Bobby Brown hadn't been in the picture.

    February 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      Exactly,the sad thing is that the one who introduce her to drugs ,still alive and still on drugs and now she is gone..I hope he feesl the remorse and die too, soon....

      February 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sabiduria

      I guarentee Whitney was doing her own thing before Bobby got into the picture but adding him to the equation just turned it up a notch.

      February 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Destined for Greatness

    Her final performance was the self-administration of a speedball and a hit on a crack pipe all at once.

    February 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  49. StudioB

    To those that gives negatives comments about Whitney i have some advices to give you. Go back to your listening of Rap and Hip Hop singers who have no singing talents whatsoever. Whitney had a natural talent that is not given to everyone. There is a difference between singing a song with a talent and making a song in which you only talk in. Everyone can Rap but not everyone can sing.

    February 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  50. England Forever

    Yes, yes it's very sad... Another so called star dead, another star who went off the rails, took drugs, drank, lived to excess. What do you expect?

    Do you really think she was in touch with reality, kept her feet on the ground, lived a normal life? No! – she was surrounded by people who said, yes, yes, yes, no matter what she wanted.

    She led a life of indulgence, and excess, and in the end, no matter how sad it is, she paid the ultimate price for it.

    February 12, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • rosanne a Duran

      Too true and realistic response. Hard to accept but it is real

      February 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  51. TruthBeTold

    This is what happens to too many of the stars. They have the access, money, and time to do drugs. Drugs make people feel real good, I know because decades ago I experimented, stupidly, in college. If I'd have had the money, access, and time I would have died before I stopped enjoying the immense pleasure of drugs. Drugs make you feel euphoric, like you're living in nirvana, but it's temporary and then you die young. And, before you die young it interferes with and/or destroys your life. Now that I'm old I would love to feel the nirvana of drugs but I know that it would truly kill me. It wouldn't kill me right away, but it would within too many years. And I may have to live under a freeway underpass and sale my body to get the drugs. There are a lot of people that are actually selling their bodies as pleasure toys for other people so that they can get the nirvana that is drugs. It is a huge trade-off.

    February 12, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • TruthBeTold

      And let me add that if I started selling my body I could have a huge amount of money, access, and time because even though I'm in my mid-50's I'm a very good looking man. My wife though, is a beeoootch and won't let me sell my body. I guess though that she actually is saving my life by not letting me sell my body so that I can get drugs, access, and time. Well, I've got to go to work now and make a little money, but I guess even though I'm not rich and famous I'll live twice as long as a lot of the stars.

      February 12, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      You were obviously using the wrong drugs or using the right drugs in the wrong way. Save your preaching.

      February 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rin

      TruthBeTold-Much of what you post is not rooted in reality.You clearly have never worked in the music buisness and have no idea what that job or lifestyle is like.Your statements betray your ignorence.Show some respect for the dead and keep your comments and speculation to yourself.

      February 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Owen

    Now we can have a bunch of losers crying like little girls because she died, like they were actually part of this crack heads life. The tragedy is the daughter, period. Bobby Brown is an idiot that got her hooked on drugs, and her career was over. She couldn't sing anymore because of the drugs, and if she didn't die because of something in her system, I'll be shocked. Now the daughter has no mom, and a dad that is a druggie and a thug. Good luck to her, she'll need it.

    February 12, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • JJJ

      Jerk! >: Have some respect! And while you're at it, reach for some compassion too!

      February 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • djwazu

      You talentless internet loser why don't you off yourself and do us a favor!

      February 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Momsterpc

      Have some respect Owen, and class up.

      February 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • rosanne a Duran

      You are right!!!! She was an artist that threw it all away for drugs. It was her choice to take them...Nobody else can actually take the blame. Such sorrow

      February 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • hh

      She just needed to warm up her voice all the time. If she had kept it in shape, she would be singing superbly until old age. That's what opera singers do– they vocalise daily. I loved her duet with Mariah–When you believe. Whitney will be back on earth when Jesus comes back, cause she's still alive–in heaven.

      February 13, 2012 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
    • FAN FOR LIFE

      I do admit that Bobby might have gotten her hooked but she left him almost 5yrs ago and still was fighting the demons. She had been sober, be to rehab a few times, according to Gladys Knight – stepped in a few times to do an intervention and still the same horrible results. Some poeple cant handle being hooked on drugs or alcohol like others. Bobby may still be using but he azz is still alive and we lost the greatest singer. I don't think she was every gonna come back because her voice was ruined. We all have to take responsibility for our actions, try to stay away for bad influence and negative people.
      She can't blame anyone for this... its like Mike wanting to go to sleep, well he got the long one, yes the Dr was wrong but he was hooked on drugs too. Lets just pray for their soul and anyone else that might be struggling to overcome.

      February 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Kim

    Her voice was larger than life.
    I don't know anyone of her generation who doesn't have a memory linked to one of her songs.
    Aahh Whitney you were amazing

    February 12, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • don

      i have something larger then life that she would have loved. 12 incher

      February 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Momsterpc

      You are so right Kim. Love or hate her music, she was an icon, and for a time held an unparalleled position in the music industry. Her "voice" will live way beyond the memories that most of us will leave behind.

      February 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  54. JP

    Some people think they're funny when they're the only ones laughing.

    February 12, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Pest

      And of course, your sense of humor (or lack thereof) is somehow more valid than theirs, right? Enema bag.

      February 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Freddie

    I always regret checking in to see what people have to say. Usually, there's nothing.

    February 12, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  56. Robert Toth

    I'd have LOVED to HEAR Whitney's last bit of song ...why don't people SHUT UP when someone is going to sing so we can hear her?

    February 12, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • DB

      Only white folk have the since to shut their loud mouths up when an entertainer tries to sing. Perhaps the crowd she was trying to sing to appreciated their own loud abrasive mouths more than her sweet voice.

      February 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mandolin

      I'm sure no one thinks or would be thinking "Hey this could be her last time singing. I better be quiet." We take life for granted. I'm sure those people thought it was just another performance by her. Could any of us have thought differently?

      February 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • talbet

      People are morons that's why. It's an intimate setting. You don't scream over someones performance. If it's a huge concert venue with a massive sound system, have at it.

      February 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Sasha Marjanovic

    She was diva, one of a kind.

    February 12, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  58. Disgusted

    CNN....how could you possibly let a disgusting comment like this get through? These comments are not pre-screened??? What a joke this is and what an injustice you have just commited against the memory of a beautiful, generous and talented lady.

    February 12, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      Disgusted, I agree!!!! I have reported them. Lets hope cnn removes these. A lot of sick people in the world. :( RIP Whitney. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

      February 12, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
      • rob

        you should pray for her daughter. In the end she and her daughter pays for years of drug/alcohol abuse most likely and she had all the money in the world to find something else to do and all the talent in the world to make something of herself beyond her twenties. I saw one of my good friends commit suicide in his 40's with a beautiful daughter in college at the age of 21. Whitney likely committed suicide over a much longer time period, not completely intentional but she knew full well the toll it took on her and her body. Reveling in her singing talent from years ago is not the reaction. Mourn her death a little, we all are imperfect but don't put her on a pedestal. She squandered her talent, then herself, then ultimately left her daughter. Sad but again don't put her on a pedestal. I mourned my buddy's death which had a pall of his selfishness cast over his daughter and other family.

        And if you're going to abuse drugs and alcohol , don't have children.

        February 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Owen

      STFU. God, the whining. She was Amy Winehouse with fewer performances, period. Amy's fan killed her by paying for her product, knowing full well she was buying drugs with the proceeds. Whitney had a loser husband "helping" her along. She got what she deserved, sad is that is.

      February 12, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
      • StupidOwen

        Owen where are you from? Go back where you're coming from or go back to school cause you missed the whole thing about life.

        February 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • StupidOwen

        Owen the best thing that can happen to you and you would deserve it is that you find a job and something to keep you occupied other than just trolling around on the internet.

        February 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
        • bruce

          OWEN, YOU ARE MY KIND OF GUY. MEET ME IN THE MENS ROOM

          February 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
        • ?

          Whitney's xhusband mark anthony might want a peece of him first.

          February 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Owen

      @"disgusted". Obviously you live through these people because you have a void in your life. She's dead, it was probably her fault. CNN doesn't have anyone watching their shows, so why would they watch a forum with a bunch of pathetic whiners. You're the type of guy (probably) that sat in the bathroom sobbing when he heard the news. I take it as a positive, just like M.J. The kids are safer. With Whitney, the drug dealer is one customer lighter.

      February 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • W.H. Police

        Whoever you are your an ASS on the real after posting that garbage I would go straight to church and beg for forgiveness cause you will need it and while your at pray for your family also especially your kids if god blessed you to have any that they don't have a personality or mind like yours cause your a straight up S***Bag. And that goes for all you that are just down right negative besides they didn't say how she died you all are just speculating.

        February 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tammy

      I think we call it freedom of speech....however...unlike many things CNN airs...or posts...there is some very sad truth to this. Whitney made bad choices....beginning with her husband, then drugs...and she paid the ultimate price for it...her life. It is what it is.....and it isn't pretty.

      February 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • CantAgreeMore

      I can't agree more than you just did.

      February 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |

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