Simon Cowell Remembers Whitney Houston: ‘One Of The Greatest Superstars Of All Time’

People all throughout the music industry have been speaking fondly of and sharing their memories of the late pop singer Whitney Houston, and on CNN last night, Simon Cowell said he would always remember where he was when he heard the news, expressing how painful the loss was for not just the industry, but the world. Cowell said he was “absolutely devastated” by the news, remembering her as “one of the greatest voices in our lifetime.”

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Piers Morgan asked Cowell where in the great pantheon of singers Houston should be remembered. Cowell admitted that Houston was one of the singers contemporary artists and aspiring vocalists always wanted to emulate. Morgan brought up the “tragedy” that was Houston’s drug abuse, but Cowell said that even when it looked like she had been abusing drugs, she still came across as “charming” and delivered a great performance.

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