Singer Billie Holiday died at 44. Judy Garland died at 47. Dinah Washington died at 39... ... ...
And tonight, news broke that vocal legend Whitney Houston has died at 48. The singer was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead in her Beverly Hilton Hotel room. She was at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in order to attend Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Awards party. The party went on as planned, even as Whitney's body remained in the 4th floor room in which it was found.
Real voices. Real stars. Timeless - but, tragically gone too soon.
It's so very sad.