Just imagine -- drug abuse kills another pop star. Why are we surprised?
LOS ANGELES - Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.
Even if the drugs weren't the direct cause of death, it is undeniable that they hastened it. It is too bad.