She was the powerful voice of the 80s and 90s and beloved by music lovers around the world. Her very public battles with substance and alcohol abuse are well documented so I won't even go into them now.
Apparently God needed another powerful voice in his heavenly choir thus we have the magnificent voices of Etta James, Amy Winehouse and Whitney all singing together in His praise.
God rest your trouble soul, dear Whitney. May the light of God shine upon you and bring you to eternal glory.