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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

On the Death of Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)

Photo courtesy of the Toronto Star   

Whitney Houston passed away.
Another talent cast away,
One more unnecessary death,
Another song is out of breath.

I'll never be fourteen again.
But I'll remember Whitney when
She laughed and called to dance with her...
Her life was wrecked. She's dead. What for?

The Greatest Love of All performance video from the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Concert at Wembley Stadium on June 11, 1988. Video courtesy of the Tribute to Mandela DVD, DVD Total Digital Magazine.


  1. Nicely put! I am very saddened by Houston's death. I've loved her music since I was a child, and I find it hard to believe that she's truly gone.

    Here's a link to a dance number performed by one of my favorite departed actors to a song sung by one of my favorite departed singers. How I love to watch this over and over again:

  2. Many thanks for you comment, Amira! And many thanks for the video link. Very-very impressive! To move like that with his physique... Apparently his mother was a dancer and a choreographer. Nature + nurture, no doubt.