There is a shockwave moving across the nation, with each hit, there is a sadness and a feeling of disbelief. The death of Whitney Houston, 48, is rocking us in ways comparable to that of hearing the news of the deaths of such greats as, Michael Jacokson and Elvis Preslety. If you ask anyone who was alive during those times, what were they doing when they heard the news, each person would be able to tell you.
I just happened to see on the internet, yesterday, Saturday, February 11, 2011, someone asking if the news was true. Another person confirmed it, and I, immediately went in search of the information. I wanted to see for myself if the superstar singer, Whitney Houston, was dead. My heart dropped and tears welled in my eyes. I felt like a friend had left this earth.
I remember the first time that I saw Whitney Houston outside of singing. She was playing a teenager, although at the time she was about 21. With a brilliant smile; she appeared on 'Give Me a Break', a sitcom, staring Nell Carter in 1984. It was less than a decade later that she returned to the screen in 1992, but, this time it was the big screen in 'The Bodyguard.' Whitney showed us that she was varsatile; she could act, as well as sing. We weren't surprised much, we had gotten used to her magnificence. She went on to bring us other blockbusters; 'Waiting to Exhale,' and 'The Preacher's Wife.'
She shines a bright light, even in her death. This is a light that will never go out, because fans, family and friends will never forget Whitney Houston. Her voice is like no other, and I am sure that there will not be one like her to come along. But, maybe tonight we will see someone who comes close, as 'Dream Girl' Jennifer Hudson takes the stage at the 54th annual Grammy Awards show on CBS, to give a tribute to our beloved Whitney.