February 17th, 2012
04:12 PM ET

Roberta Flack: 'hard to listen' to Whitney Houston's voice in her final days

Speaking for the first time since the death of her longtime friend Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack admitted it was "hard to listen" to Houston's damaged voice in a video recorded before her death–the magnificent instrument that catapulted Houston to fame as a teenager had been reduced, many believe, by years of addiction.

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  1. nurse

    The only thing I DO know is another fantastic awesome voiced slienced by past and probably present drug addiction
    and thats such a waste of life

    March 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Reply
  2. Alex Hankewicz

    A weary and sorrow filled heart always is deserving of empathy and condition. Human strength and weakness are part of our condition we need the strong to reach out and lift the person up with love. If you have a receptive ear and an equally receptive heart then with love and concern much can change.

    March 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  3. Rones

    Why would you have empathy for the dead? Celebrate her gifts and use her failures as a cautionary tale. You cannot save Whitney, but maybe Whitney can save someone else.

    March 6, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • nurse

      Perfectly said.

      March 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  4. Mikhail

    ...any empathy LEFT. Does anyone have any empathy LEFT ?

    WH got tons of sympathy at first. A lot of people even cried for her during the first 10 years of her downward spiral.

    But I think everyone is pretty well cried out by now.

    How long were you expecting the pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth to last, anyway?

    March 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Reply
  5. Laurien

    Do any of you have any empathy? Any of you?

    March 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Reply

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