tinyred, on 14 February 2012 - 10:27 PM, said:
She lived through many struggles with drugs and domestic abuse. But it is not for us to judge, especially if you haven't been in a similar situation. Her music career was literally off the charts and she made it possible for females, regardless of color, to achieve greatness in the music industry. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all time. I have personally only listened to some of her songs but she has the most remarkable voice and has performed so many selfless acts for others. It is sad that she went the way she did but she will be greatly missed by the masses.
Sorry but once she made it to that point she is open for judging from everyone. Seriously how many people including crackheads die on the streets every day single hour of the day? Are we mourning every crackhead that dies cold and alone in an alley? Are we feeling sympathy for them or are we judging them saying how great it is the world has one less crackhead to worry about. The woman had a talent but that doesn't change the fact she was crackhead. About her setting the bar for the music industry... whoopee... sorry but that is really no significant contribution to the world. While the "masses" are going to be missing this crackhead that willfully threw it away, there is a whole lot of real anguish and suffering still taking place in the world.There is also people trying to better it that will never get recognition because they don't wail into a microphone. I think 400,000,000 starving children merits more attention. Time to move on.