Whitney Houston, greatest Super Bowl national anthem singer ever, passes away at age 48

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Really sad news to pass on today. Award winning and best-selling recording artist Whitney Houston has passed away at the age of 48. The cause of death (and I know what you’re thinking, the assumptions you’re making) is still unknown at this time. Multiple sources are confirming her death as she was found at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

And Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders tweeted:

I am shocked and sad to learn about the passing of the great and talented Whitney Houston. My condolences to her friends and family. RIP

We here at TSB pass along the same sentiment as Mr. Sanders, to the greatest Super Bowl national anthem singer of all time. Watch the performance after the jump.

 

Houston sang the national anthem of Super Bowl XXV, days after the Gulf War started. The overall national zeitgeist in January 1991 made her version the most patriotic and memorable rendition in our history. In the video you can witness the talent and outstanding vocal chops that earned 7 consecutive #1 singles in the 1980s, and sold 170 million records.

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