Film and TV

Whitney Houston: An Overview of Her Films

Troubled pop/R&B superstar Whitney Houston died Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, hours before a pre-Grammy party hosted by Clive Davis. Houston, 48, was pronounced dead at around 3:55 p.m. that day at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

Her death sent the music industry reeling in shock -- sorta -- for hours and hours. Radio stations around the country were playing blocks of her pop hits and social media was clogged with updates relating to her life and career. Mostly centered on her drug use. We all mourned the loss of Houston, while also remembering that this seemed to be a long time coming, sadly. Years of erratic behavior and run-ins with the law left the public with little doubt that she was a drug addict.

With her early demise, we lose lots of things, namely the chance for her to redeem herself through her film and music projects. It would have been amazing to see her channel her drug struggles into a dramatic role, and apparently the upcoming Sparkle could have been that chance.

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Craig Hlavaty
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