Interesting how folks are now trying to delegitimize the coverage of Whitney Houston’s passing because of her drug and alcohol abuse, as if that fact would make her death any less tragic. Yeah, the whole thing played out pretty large, but she was a big star…who crashed HARD.
As I’ve said before, it seems that if we had appreciated these artists half as much while they were ALIVE, maybe they wouldn’t be DEAD. The sad truth is, I think there’s a part of each and every consumer that like it when the artists die. It immortalizes their contributions while freezing them in time. Allow them to grow old and we may grow tired of them. Let them live on and we all seem to simply…move on. Crash hard…and suddenly we’re all paying attention again.
Oh, and folks stuggling with addiction are people too, ya know.