A great voice. Good looks. Impeccable production. Commercial success. Universal acclaim. Financial fortune.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston.
A voice that has been silenced too soon.
She appeared to have everything. Everything that the world could give, that is. But it wasn't enough. All that money, popularity and success was not enough to feed the apparent hole in her soul.
We've seen it so many times before. So much success and so little fulfillment. Talent evaporated by drugs, alcohol and decay.
Her life and her death have become a cautionary tale. It should cause all of us to reflect on the meaning and the fragility of our own lives.