There's no other way to describe it. Whitney Houston's sudden passing in a bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hotel this past February was a horrible waste of talent and a tragic loss for the world.
Houston's battle with drugs and the horrors of an abusive marriage aren't uncommon in the world of show business, but given her success and upbringing, it was especially sad to watch her decline and witness her ultimate demise. Fortunately, we as fans were able to learn a bit about life, love, and Houston by watching her bloom and then fade under the spotlight. Here are a few things, good, bad, and ugly, that we learned from watching Whitney.