First sincere condolences to the family Whitney leaves behind. Upon first hearing of Whitney’s death I immediately thought of Michael Jackson and the other mega superstars of the 1980s. For those of us who came of age in the 80s I’ve found it interesting to see where they are now; Michael and Whitney are dead because of drugs, George Michael with his bathroom antics and many drug related arrests is no longer on the scene. Madonna is the only one who is not only still around but thriving. The 80s stars were different than todays, back then they were ambitious, single minded and hard working with their careers (i.e. jobs) compare Demi Moore with Lindsay Lohan, Demi was hard working and ambitious. Lindsay, Brittany seemed more about the partying. Why years later while in their 40s are these stars having trouble? Was the pressure too much? Could they not deal with getting older and fewer jobs? I was so sad to see Heather Locklear having troubles, Demi in the hospital, GM all but ruined, Michael and Whitney dead. Good for you Madonna maybe you could teach us all a thing or 2 about how to keep going.