Woke up to hear the news that Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48 – it’s no age to go. The media will no doubt focus on the troubles that have dogged her in her late life, other’s will define her as a role model. To me she was just an exceptional talent who did some great things, but also made some bad choices in life. It doesn’t make her a bad person. A lot of people look down on addiction but to me it’s a form of mental illness and should be respected as such.

R.I.P. Whitney

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDhxKVuVYaY

[Edit] Just seen a link to this on Twitter too – Whitney’s isolated vocals on “How Will I Know”, a perfect demonstration of her talents.

[Edit again] Here is an article that sums up the public in general around events such as this. Couldn’t agree with it more if I tried.