The untimely death of our Homegirl, Whitney Houston, has come as a huge shock to her fans around the world. She was born in Newark, NJ, grew up in East Orange, NJ, and passed away suddenly and unexpectedly today at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
All over Facebook, her fans are putting up tributes, many consisting of her wonderful music. I would like to share one of my very favorite Whitney moments. This is from Saturday Night Live when “the perfect Whitney” faced off with the always awkward Mary Katherine Gallagher for a spot in the Catholic school Christmas show. (Whitney actually was the product of the all girls Mount St. Dominic Academy.) You will recognize Penny Marshall and Rosie O’Donnell as the nuns.
Thank you, Whitney, for all the music and also for the laughs. Yes, we will always love you. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family, loved ones, and fans the world over.
Here is Whitney’s Wikipedia page.
Here is Whitney’s Facebook page where you can see from her last entry how excited she was about the Grammys. You can leave a message on her wall if you wish.