R.I.P. Whitney Houston | I can’t say how sad I am to hear the news of Whitney Houston’s passing tonight at the age of 48. No one, no matter how talented, owes us more music. But it is tragic that Houston’s addictions appear to have robbed her of her ability to pursue her career to her full potential. But even her lows, and now her premature death, can’t erase the power of her voice. I will always love her for that.