Babies of today, that is; if you are celebrating your birthday today, be proud because you share the day with one of America’s most prominent songstress, Whitney Elizabeth Houston.
According to reports, Whitney looked so devastated days prior to her death. She visited singers Brandy and Monica, together with Clive Davis, at their rehearsals for Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards party and made her last public performance when she joined Kelly Price on stage in Hollywood, California and sang “Jesus Loves Me“
Two days later, , Houston was found unconscious in a bathtub in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.
Missing you already: many personalities expressed their sorrow at Huston’s death.
“When I first heard her, I called Clive Davis and said, ‘You finally found the greatest singer I’ve ever heard in my life.’ said Tony Bennett.
“I love you, Whitney.” from Houston’s former husband, Bobby Brown.
“Whitney is an artist who inspired me from [the time I was] a little girl.” Alicia Keys said
“She is first and foremost a pop diva – at that, the best one we have. No other female pop star – not Mariah Carey, not Celine Dion, not Barbra Streisand – quite rivals Houston in her exquisite vocal fluidity and purity of tone, and her ability to infuse a lyric with mesmerizing melodrama,” Elysa Gardner of the Los Angeles Times.
Whitney would be celebrating her 55th birthday today and with her gone, only memories of her; in songs and movies, are left for us to feel her presence.