Whitney Houston Dies at 48 – Nickelback and Duran Duran Give Regards

2012-02-11

Story by Anne Erickson

Talented pop singer is dead at 48

Whitney Houston, one of the most talented vocalists of her era, has died. Publicist Kristen Foster confirmed the news Saturday (Feb. 11), but the cause and the scene of her death are unknown at this point. She was 48.

While Houston is known for her pop genius, but she also turned the ears of the rock community. Her debut album was recorded on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Definitive 200” list in 2007, and it was also named one of Rolling Stone‘s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” in 2003.

“Very sad to hear about Whitney Houston. Rest in peace,” Tweeted English rock band Duran Duran. “Rest in Peace Whitney Houston. Thank you for the gift you gave us all,” Tweeted Canadian rockers Nickelback.

During her highest point, Houston ruled the music business. Following the release of her self-titled debut in 1985, she quickly became one of the world’s biggest artists, and eventually succeeded in the movie realm in “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale.” She influenced a huge collection of younger singers, including Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey, and it’s safe to say pop wouldn’t have the soul it does today without her shining influence.

Her catalog of work includes seven Billboard No. 1 hits in the 1980s, including “Saving All My Love for You,” “Greatest Love of All” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go.” Billboard charts her soundtrack to the film “The Bodyguard” as one of the top 10 biggest-selling albums of all time.

 




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