I heard the news tonight about Whitney Houston’s untimely death. I grew up with her music from the 1980’s. She died at 48 years old. That is too young, celebrity or not. I am deeply saddened by her death. She was a Jersey girl, like me. In her prime, her voice was one of the best ever. She did not need auto-tune or even accompanying instruments. Her voice was her instrument–timeless, strong and inspiring. Rest in peace, Ms. Houston.