According to various sources around the web, Whitney Houston‘s publicist has stated that the singer has passed away at 48. The singer is considered to have been one of the most popular recording artists and is, according to the Guinness World Records, the most awarded female act of all time. Her life was filled with career highs as well as personal lows, including many rumors of heavy drug use (which she admitted to) as well as marital issues.
Regardless of her troubled life, Houston was a musical force that cannot be denied. Her loss is a tragedy and I extend my condolences to her family and friends.
Sad news has come out today as legendary Blues/RnB singer Etta James has passed away due to complications from leukemia. She died with her husband and sons by her side. The singer was well known for such songs as The Wallflower, Something’s Got A Hold Of Me, and At Last. She was 73.
Since I don’t know much about Etta and her history, I’d recommend you read CNN’s article as it goes in depth into her life and career. But I personally have enjoyed listening to Etta for many years. Her body of work is astounding and the impact she had on the scene is undeniable. Rest well Miss Peaches, you will be missed.