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#1 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6287 posts) -

Link.

This ain't no Twitter death hoax people, this is real. First celebrity of actual note to die in 2012. The cause of death hasn't been released yet but I'm willing to bet drugs were somehow involved. Fuck addiction, RIP.

Let the Bodyguard references begin.

#2 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

Didn't know who she was until this news. May she rest in peace.

#3 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -
Whoa.
 
Wasn't she in some song with Coolio once? I really can't remember now, but R.I.P.
 
Totally read this as Whoopi Goldberg and had flashbacks of Ghost.
#4 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Not exactly shocked

#5 Edited by Village_Guy (2497 posts) -

I dunno why I'm kinda surprised, she has been a wreck for some time now after all. Well, not much to do or say about that...

Rest In Peace.

#6 Edited by Chop (1994 posts) -

Hey, people.

Stop doing hard drugs

#7 Posted by TheHT (10891 posts) -

Geez, shame she couldn't pull herself around. She was a pretty big deal, music-wise.

#8 Posted by JasonR86 (9609 posts) -

That's too bad. I hope people don't go on rants about drugs or Bobby Brown or anything else. I hope they just remember the songs she made famous.

#10 Posted by Floope (190 posts) -

@Everyones_A_Critic said:

First celebrity of actual note to die in 2012.

You're a bad person.

#11 Posted by crusader8463 (14412 posts) -

Drugs are bad.

#12 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I'm gonna guess it's suicide considering she was bankrupt...maybe.

#13 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

RIP Whitney. Such a talent.

#14 Posted by TheNightWatch (35 posts) -

The real question is... does anyone have her on their deathpool?

#15 Posted by Bribo (592 posts) -

Sad.

Stay off the pipe, kids.

#16 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

Rest in peace.

#17 Posted by Solh0und (1757 posts) -

First Don Cornelius and now Whitney.

Rest in Peace to both of them =[

#18 Posted by Hailinel (23915 posts) -

For some reason, I thought she was a lot older.

#19 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

Another talent lost to addiction. Unfortunate.

#20 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6287 posts) -

@RobbleWobble said:

@Everyones_A_Critic said:

First celebrity of actual note to die in 2012.

You're a bad person.

You're right. Who could forget that one guy who played Vader in Empire but not really because he was only in two scenes and did stunts occassionally. That guy. And Aaron Carter's sister.

#21 Posted by RE_Player1 (7550 posts) -

Has it been confirmed what caused her death?

#22 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Damn, RIP.

#23 Posted by Sparklykiss (1949 posts) -

I thought Whitney was a few years beyond 48. The fact that she's younger than both of my parents kind of freaks me out. I also believe that she just had an offer and made an announcement to be on the X-Factor, too. It's a shame that both of those events happened so close together.

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#24 Posted by CookieMonster (2416 posts) -

Probably has something to do with drugs.

#25 Posted by NTM (7266 posts) -

That's too bad.

#26 Posted by Jaytow (693 posts) -
#27 Posted by The_Patriarch (277 posts) -

@Everyones_A_Critic: Etta James just died too y'know. Just as a (sad) example.

Anyway, may she rest in peace. 48 is too young, no matter the causes.

#28 Posted by believer258 (11642 posts) -

@Everyones_A_Critic said:

@RobbleWobble said:

@Everyones_A_Critic said:

First celebrity of actual note to die in 2012.

You're a bad person.

You're right. Who could forget that one guy who played Vader in Empire but not really because he was only in two scenes and did stunts occassionally. That guy. And Aaron Carter's sister.

I was about to say "Harry Morgan", but I can't remember if that was this or the end of last year?

#29 Posted by Floope (190 posts) -

@Everyones_A_Critic said:

@RobbleWobble said:

@Everyones_A_Critic said:

First celebrity of actual note to die in 2012.

You're a bad person.

You're right. Who could forget that one guy who played Vader in Empire but not really because he was only in two scenes and did stunts occassionally. That guy. And Aaron Carter's sister.

I guess so. I guess we should see if anyone is gonna fuck up Whitney's spotlight by being deceased this year too. This is her time to shine GOD DAMMIT.

#30 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

2012 is starting to suck. R.I.P., Whitney.

#31 Posted by Jaytow (693 posts) -

@Jaytow said:

#32 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6287 posts) -

@Jaytow: A beautiful monument. Bravo, good sir.

#33 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5117 posts) -

@Everyones_A_Critic said:

@RobbleWobble said:

@Everyones_A_Critic said:

First celebrity of actual note to die in 2012.

You're a bad person.

You're right. Who could forget that one guy who played Vader in Empire but not really because he was only in two scenes and did stunts occassionally. That guy. And Aaron Carter's sister.

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#34 Posted by Gregomasta (1541 posts) -

Rest in Piece Whitney

#35 Posted by bartok (2425 posts) -

Whitney was a huge fucking deal in the late 80's and early 90's.  

#36 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos: Oh wow that Lebanese Politician also died?!  
 Guess "First celebrity of actual note" wasn't true at all!
#37 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos: You could have just linked to the wikipedia page instead of copying and pasting all that shit.

#38 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5117 posts) -

@Unknown_Pleasures: I thought about it.

#39 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

Cocaine's a hell of a drug.

#40 Posted by JasonR86 (9609 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos:

Most of those people don't count.

#41 Posted by N7 (3573 posts) -

Bobby Brown on the run again.

#42 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Houston we have a problem, Houston! Houston come in!

#43 Posted by Turambar (6675 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos: Are you really going to argue the subjective concept of "notable"?  I know what you're trying to get at but come on now.  If you're going to do something as inane as c/ping the wiki page, you might as well go all the way and tally up the names of every human that's died so far this year.
#44 Edited by Chop (1994 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

For some reason, I thought she was a lot older.

Also, this. The most shocking part of this story for me was her age.

#45 Posted by sissylion (679 posts) -

@Everyones_A_Critic: I'm not going to argue with you about why you're wrong about who's notable, but if you honestly don't think the deaths of Etta James or Don Cornelius are important, you're letting your age show pretty harshly.

#46 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

Not exactly shocked

I hate to be a dick, but this. The past four or five years of her live were ravaged by drug use. I'm shocked it didn't come sooner.

#47 Posted by RetroVirus (1458 posts) -

RIP. Addiction is a terrible waster of talents.

#48 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

Bobby did it.

#49 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

Drugs are bad, mkay.

#50 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

RIP