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Long Beach Personality On Whitney Houston's Death

The Poly High graduate, Huffington Post blogger and KGO talk radio host expresses much of what her fans probably feel about the singer's passing today.

Poly High graduate, radio personality and Long Beach resident Charles Karel Bouley II, who is also a Huffington Post blogger, was online and posting a remembrance a few short hours after Whitney Houston's death. Houston appeared at the  on Aug. 25, 1993 back during the promotion of her "Bodyguard" movie tour. But does anyone know if she ever performed in Long Beach?

Headlined, "Didn’t She Almost Have It All," here is an exerpt from his blog:

"Whitney Houston’s end is one many will say they saw coming, that they’re surprised it didn’t happen years before. No matter the final cause, to some, it won’t be a surprise.

"But surprise or not, at 48, it’s a tragedy.....

"Her legacy will be soulful, classic ballads, dance songs and Pop, a vocal range that verged on angelic and a personality the bubbled through from stage to screen to a world wide audience that recognized talent when they heard it.

Her struggles will go down as another artist plagued by abuses, by demons, by substances; meaning she was human, not a Goddess, just a woman trying to navigate waters most of us can only imagine traveling."

Nancy Wride February 12, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Man, this breaks my heart when I watch her sing this song. I always loved her hymns and gospel songs most.
LBC Resident February 12, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Surprised or not, like he said, it is so sad and tragic.
Nancy Wride February 12, 2012 at 05:49 AM
My son ticked off a list, and asked who would be missed the most: Michael Jackson, Etta James (jazz musician), Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, and I think I'm forgetting one.

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