Many media outlets are reporting that "Queen of Pop" Whitney Houston, the most awarded female artist of all time, was found dead today at the Beverly Hills Hilton. She was only 48.
What's striking is how slow this wreck occurred. Her drug use had ravaged her body and voice for years. For those of us who have addicts in our families, the slow pace of their destruction is an added pain.
She was Dionne Warwick's niece and Aretha Franklin's godchild. Whitney leaves behind a mother and daughter among many others who mourn the loss.