Archive for February, 2012

IN MEMORIAM: Whitney Houston 1963-2012

February 13, 2012

On February 11, 2012, legendary R&B singer Whitney Houston passed away in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 48. A six-time Grammy winner, Whitney has been acclaimed by millions as having one of the most beautiful voices ever to have entered the musical spotlight.

As a little girl, I was always impressed and also deeply moved by Whitney’s vocal performances, and was as saddened at the news of her passing as were my family, friends, colleagues, and many famous musicians. One of her most stirring performances ever was her cover of George Benson’s “Greatest Love of All,” which was originally from Muhammad Ali’s biography, The Greatest.

The most well-known recording Ms. Houston ever made was that of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” from the movie, The Bodyguard.