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President Obama Issues Statement about the Death of Whitney Houston

The entire nation has mourned the death of Whitney Houston.  Surprisingly, even President Obama jumped into the fold, with his press secretary issuing a statement about the singer’s passing.

“I know that his thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially her daughter,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, referring to 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown. “It’s a tragedy to lose somebody so talented at such a young age.”

Carney also said that President Obama admires Houston’s talent.

“I think it would be hard not to be an admirer of her immense talent,” Carney added.

Carney said that he is not sure if Houston and President Obama have ever met. Houston was found dead in a bathtub right before the Grammys.  The death is believed to possibly be drug-related, but autopsy results are still pending.



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