Death of a legend

Drake Rowland, Staff Writer

Saturday, February 11th everyone lost a singing legend when Whitney Houston passed away. Houston was a music icon and sang many classic songs. Her death came to many as a surprise. She passed away with  415 awards in her life. In 2009, the Guinness World Records said she the most-awarded female of all time. She was a legend to many and she will be missed dearly.

                Whitney Houston loved singing but also appeared in movies. Her top billboard songs were “Saving all my Love for You,” “How will I Know,” “Greatest Love of All,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional,” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”. She is the only women to get two number ones on the Billboards. She has six Grammys, two Emmys, and 22 American Music Awards. Her songs were favorites among many and she also starred in some moves.

                Houston’s first acting job was in the film The Bodyguard. She also appeared in the film Waiting to Exhale and the Preachers Wife. She has also been included in many soundtracks for movies. Her voice is loved by many and known worldwide. She even sang some gospel music. Houston appeared to all fans basically of any age. Senior Natalie Castine said, “Sometimes I think I have the voice like Whitney but then reality slaps me in the face and I realize no one has the voice of an angel like her.”

                Houston’s voice will never be forgotten and she will be missed. Fans are still grieving days after and she is on the front cover of every tabloid. Houston is easily a singing legend. She has impacted the world greatly and her voice is one of the most recognizable out of anyone. Junior Heather McCourt said, “I will never forget Whitney and I will miss her voice.”