Sad Saturday Night Music Video – Whitney Houston Dies
February 11, 2012 4 Comments
Trust a comedian to tell the truth. Patton Oswalt tweeted about Whitney Houston’s death…
We watched this happen in super-slow motion. Horrible. #RIPWhitney—
Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 12, 2012
It might seem over-the-top for Tony Bennett to call Whitney “the greatest singer I’ve ever heard”…
It's a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I've ever heard and she will be truly missed.—
Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) February 12, 2012
…but remember how good she was?
The cause of death has not been determined as of the time of this post, but most news reports are understandably noting the singer’s struggles with drugs, as she was only 48.
It’s tempting to post a song from her breakthrough album, as that would be one great way of remembering her, but here’s a song that embodied my own mixed feelings about her. “I Will Always Love You” was way overplayed, to the point of making me switch stations on the radio back in the ’90s…and yet it’s still standing, and I wish she were as well.
So here’s Whitney live, doing great justice to a great song, written by Dolly Parton in 1973.
Sunday morning Whitney Houston update posted here.