The announcement of the death of Whitney Houston at the age of 48, has surprised everyone Sunday morning. International star of the song with worldwide hits like Saving All My Love For You, I’m Your Baby Tonight and especially I Will Always Love You, it will also scored the film with a single role, that of The Bodyguard, success of 90 years with Kevin Costner.
The Bodyguard marks the acting debut of Whitney Houston. She plays Rachel Marron, popular singer and actress who is under threat from a fan. Frank Farmer, a prominent member of American bodyguards, is called to protect the star.
Born to sing
Born in New Jersey, marked by the greatest singers of soul like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, has become one of the greatest singers in the history of contemporary pop.
She won two Emmy and Grammy. She has sold over 200 million copies of her album Whitney. Her death occurred the day before the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Many artists have reacted to the news. Singer Diana Ross said that she remembered her as a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice.
Aretha Franklin, the patron of the singer, also reacted with sadness to the news.
Mariah Carey has also expressed her sorrow.
“We lost another legend,” said Christina Aguilera, while Rihanna said “no words! Just crying. ”
‘I’ve know Whitney since she was a little girl and I loved her,’ said Smokey Robinson. ‘She was like family to me. I will miss her.’
Whitney Houston’s death is a tragedy, said the American crooner Tony Bennett, on his Twitter account.
Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, which organizes the Grammy Awards, said for his part in a statement that the artist, winner of six Grammys, “was one of the greatest pop singers of all time.”
Whitney Houston’s death has also affected the younger generation of singers such as Canadian singer Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. Hawaiian singer Bruno Mars said: “Nobody sang like Whitney.”
R&B singer Akon, who worked with Houston on the 2009 song Like I Never Left, wrote: ‘We’ve lost another Legend. RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON. I’m Honored to have had the chance to work with such an amazing human being.’