I can't say I'm surprised. She had an amazing voice. I remember back when I saw her sing the national anthem as a kid, I was completely mesmerized by that. Unfortunately, she made some fucked up decisions (hooking up with Bobby Brown, doing drugs with Bobby Brown, having a kid with Bobby Brown, etc). Even though it would be easy to blame Bobby Brown for all of what transpired, she's the one who went along with it therefore there's got to be some accountability on her end. I'm sure there are going to be some people who will make excuses for her erratic behavior like she was "tired", or whatever but the fact of the matter is, the woman needed help and like various other celebrities who died all too soon, she didn't get it until it was too late. She'll go down as a legend in the business but she'll also go down as another tragic figure and it's a shame.