“Didn’t She Almost Have It All?”
Born in 1963, Whitney Houston grew up with music in her family. Dionne Warwick was her aunt, and Aretha Franklin a close family friend. In the 1980s Whitney’s star rapidly rose to great fame. Songs like “I will always love you,” “The greatest love of all” and “I wanna dance with somebody” became classics. Her debut album was the best-selling female debut album of all time, while her second album was number 1 for 25 weeks. Her marriage in 1992 to “bad boy” Bobby Brown, with whom she had her only child Bobbi Kristina, was tumultuous from the start. During this time Whitney’s drug use became not only apparent, but it also started to destroy her voice and career. After a failed come back attempt, she died face down in a bathtub in 2012 from a cocaine overdose at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. She was only 48 years old.