Whitney Houston 1963-2012

Goodbye, Whitney: Famous Friends, Sad Hearts

The Great Ones – Janet, Mariah, Aretha – share their respect for an unrivaled talent

JIMMY JAM

"To me, Whitney was that next person, after Diana Ross, who for a lot of little girls was sort of that bright light called positive African-American beauty and talent. ... When you look at someone like a Beyoncé, you know the influence someone like Whitney had on that."] (to Essence.com)