I think if she hadn't married Bobby Brown she'd still be around and her voice would be the same. What she saw in that loser is beyond me. I don't know how much of her drug use came from his influence, but getting beaten up by him wasn't all that great for her either. I think we'll see the same happened with her as with Amy Winehouse, in that even if you're clean drug use will come back to kill you through something such as heart failure.
I'm a little annoyed with ABC. Did they really have to break into programming for a special report that she died? Yes, it's newsworthy, but not enough to warrant that. When there's a special report I expect either a prominent world leader to have died or something major. Last time I remember them breaking into programming bin Laden was dead, but that was huge. This? No, reporting it on the nightly news is beyond me.