The music industry worldwide suffered a big loss this week.
Los Angeles: In the West (United States of America), Whitney Housten, a very popular singing artist, died on Saturday afternoon (11th of February 2012) at the age of 48. The cause of her death is being said to be regular use of harmful and addictive drugs.
Ms Houston was the music industry’s shining light from 1980s to 1990s – with best selling song albums and even movie roles in movies like The Bodyguard and Waiting to exhale.
Ms Houston started out singing in her church gospel choir in New Jersey at age 11 and released her first album in 198.
Ms Houston also won six Grammys, 30 Billboard awards and 22 American Music Awards in her career. Her best-known songs include “I will Always Love You” and “Saving All my Love for You.”
You can listen to one of the songs by Whitney Housten below. It is called “The Greatest Love of All”
Alongside, a little less publicized event happened in the East.
Taipei, Taiwan: Feng Fei Fei, a pop-diva from Taiwan-who had an enduring following in much of Asia, died of lung cancer. Feng was 60.
Feng died on January 3rd 2012, but wanted the news of her death to be a secret till 3 weeks. Feng was very sick and perhaps knew that she would not survive for long.
Since the Chinese the world over celebrate Chinese New Year- around February-March (depending on the dates from Chinese ‘lunar calendar’)- Feng did not want the celebrations of her fans to suffer because of the news of her death.
“My life has been happy and wonderful, thanks to those wonderful fans who accompanied me through these wonderful years. The songs I have no time left to sing, I will leave them to my next life to sing to you all!” This was the message she left behind.
Feng also had a nickname. She was called “Queen of Hats” because of her love for hats.
Feng was popular in the 1970s until the 1990s. She was also a television host and actress.
Here is a song by Feng Fei Fei below
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May God bless their souls and we thank them for giving us beautiful melodies and songs to cherish.
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