Read a Feb. 11, 2012, roundup of reactions to Whitney Houston’s death. It is posted by News One.
Whitney Houston died unexpectedly on February 11, 2012. Read an obituary from The Guardian.
Read a July 12, 2009, essay at ReligionDispatches.org about the aftermath of Michael Jackson’s death by Pauline Hope Cheong, an associate professor at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.
Read a June 29, 2009, post at the First Things blog by Richard Scott Nokes, who argues that the singer is “a martyr to our culture’s true god: Celebrity.”
Read a June 26, 2009, Beliefnet column remembering Michael Jackson by Deepak Chopra.
Read a June 26, 2009, commentary on Michael Jackson’s death at The Huffington Post by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the popular writer and a friend of Jackson’s.
Read William Saletan’s essay in Slate about Jack Kevorkian and his own father’s recent death to cancer: “Kevorkian didn’t have the answers,” he writes. “But he raised the right questions.”
Read the June 3, 2011, Washington Post obituary on Jack Kevorkian. It says that, “Though [Kevorkian] was the most well known figure in fighting for euthanasia’s legalization, the legislative results of his efforts were largely unsuccessful, if not counterproductive.”
Read the New York Times June 3, 2011, obituary on Jack Kevorkian. The obituary says says his critics and supporters generally agree that “as a result of his stubborn and often intemperate advocacy for the right of the terminally ill to choose how they die, hospice care has boomed in the United States, and physicians have become more sympathetic […]