Following the news early on Sunday 12 February that Whitney Houston had passed away, we at Marshall Arts were able to reflect on the two and half decades we had spent working with her across the UK and Europe.
There have been a great many tributes paid to this icon of modern music from those who loved and respected her. We would like to add ours.
Marshall Arts had the great privilege of working with Whitney from the very beginning of her career, starting with her first tour with us in 1986. It was a revelation. She was a very beautiful young woman, with THE most amazing voice. She quite simply stunned everyone who heard her.
Whitney has left an indelible mark on the music world and all those people to whom she gave so much joy. We are proud that we knew her and worked with her in our small way through so many milestones during the past 25 years, and indeed to be a part of her team on the road.
Whitney may be lost to all of us, but we will all remember the unique contribution she made to so many of our lives. Her voice and her spirit will live on. Her music will continue to inspire and move generations to come.
Our hearts go out to her 'treasure' - Bobbi Kristina, to Cissy and all her family, whose love, we know has been so important to her, and their support, a major part of her life's journey.
Whitney, we will all miss you.