I loved her music growing up and spent many moments in leg warmers dancing to “Wanna Dance With Somebody,” which came out on a multiplatinum album Whitney in 1987 when I was six years old. Other songs like “The Greatest Love of All” and “How Will I Know” are favorites that one can’t help but turn up louder when they come on the radio.
We have not yet heard of the cause of death. Everyone who knew her is apparently quite in shock by the news. Aretha Franklin, her godmother, has said she is stunned.
We will always love Whitney even in spite of her struggles. She was an icon and her songs will remain legendary.