The tragic fate of Whitney Houston

The tragic fate of Whitney Houston

Considered one of the most talented singers of her time, Whitney Houston had great success, but also terrible drama and a tragic ending. Violent spouse, descent into drug hell, financial problems are all part of the lot. In her biography written by journalist Mark Bego, we understand that behind her glamorous life under the spotlight, dramas multiplied, until her tragic death.

The singer was adored all over the world and having multiplied the successes she had everything necessary to be happy, they said to each other. She the one we nicknamed “The Voice” and that she became known with planetary successes among them I want to dance with someone and me Always love Youfound itself at the top of charts around the world.

Born in 1963 in New Jersey into a family of musicians, Whitney Houston wanted to follow in the footsteps of her mother who sang in the gospel choir at the Baptist church in her Newark neighborhood. The girl’s exceptional vocal talent was recognized very early, from the age of 11, when she went on her first solo singing tour.


Whitney Houston.

It was the producer Clive Davis who, seeing in her all her potential and her exceptional talent, bet on the girl to make her an international star.

Already, in 1985, his first album sold 25 million copies worldwide. Another point to highlight, her role in the film. The bodyguard together with Kevin Costner it will be decisive in his career. Not only was the film a success, grossing more than $400 million at the box office, but the soundtrack it performed sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Yes, Whitney had everything to succeed.

We will see her on several occasions with Celine Dion, Cher, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and other great names in the song.

a tragic end

It was mainly after she married Bobby Brown, an alcoholic, drug-addicted and violent rapper, that trouble began for Whitney. She also fell into the world of drugs. Worse still, she no longer fulfilled her professional commitments and, little by little, her voice lost its shine to the point of disappearing the magic of her beginnings.

The international diva, who has sold 170 million albums, has become an aggressive person who still struggles with drug addiction. She will even be arrested for marijuana possession at the Hawaii airport. The fall is near.

Then there came a time when her voice went off the rails mid-show. Things got worse for her and the critics did her no favors.

Faced with failure, she will decide to break up with her husband after 14 years together, hoping to return to the stage. But her last world tour will be a terrible flop. Suffering from a vocal cord infection, she was forced to cancel many shows.

Also, the singer who had earned tens of millions of dollars is broke and facing bankruptcy. His Atlanta residence will be seized by US tax authorities for unpaid debts.

Your physical and mental health will be weakened and you will also become dependent on medication.

It was in February 2012 at the age of 48 that Whitney Houston was found dead in her bathtub, in a suite at the Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Medicines were found near her. That night, she would attend a party in her honor, the day before the Grammy Awards ceremony.

The official version states that Whitney Houston drowned due to cardiovascular disease. The cocaine and alcohol consumed the day before could also be the cause of her death. But doubts remain.

The mysterious death of his daughter.

Unbelievable as it may seem, his only daughter, Bobbi Kristina, also met a tragic end. She died three years later, in her bathroom as her mother, in 2015.

Some even go so far as to draw parallels between these two suspicious deaths that ended in the same way, pointing the finger at a culprit. It is specifically the singer’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, who believes that her daughter’s ex-fiancé, Nick Gordon, would be responsible for the death of both Whitney and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, both died in the same way. in a bathtub Nick Gordon would have prepared a cocktail made up of various substances. The young woman would have drunk a toxic cocktail that would have left her unconscious. Nick Gordon then dunked his head in a tub of cold water. The young woman, Ella, spent six months in a coma before dying at the age of 22.

What if Whitney’s death had been no more an accident than her daughter’s? We are still wondering.

Whitney Houston

A fabulous and tragic life

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Mark Bego's book, Whitney Houston - A fabulous and tragic life.

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Mark Bego’s book, Whitney Houston – A fabulous and tragic life.

American author Mark Bego, who is also a journalist, has published some sixty works on the world of music, including biographies of Cher, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Elton John, and Aretha Franklin.


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