Whitney Houston’s death hit home for members of the talk show crowd, as multiple personalities from “The View” and “The Talk” had a personal relationship with the singer.
On “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg who worked with Houston on the movie “Cinderella,” she sent out a grim warning to paparazzi and fans alike to be respectful to those who knew her, particularly to her daughter Bobbi Christina.
“She had a good sense of spirit and I’m really hoping that as hard as this is on all on all of the people who loved her from the exterior, we remember how difficult this must be for her daughter who’s having a hard time,” she said.
Barbara Walters ran a clip from a 1993 interview she did with Houston, and reminded how “these drugs” took away artists ranging from Janis Joplin to Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse.
Here’s the clip…
Switching channels to “The Talk,” Aisha Tyler said she heard the news while performing and said that a lesson could be learned.
“I feel like the tragedy here, besides the fact that we lost an irreplaceable talent, is that is doesn’t matter how successful you are, you have to find a way to stay grounded,” Tyler said.
Meanwhile, guest host Florence Henderson pointed out that stars who find fame at an early age have difficulties staying grounded.
“If you’re that young and all of this fame is coming to you and you don’t have a foundation or a faith or a focus that allows you to think ahead, and you’re surrounded by people who say ‘yes, yes’ when they should say ‘no, no’” she said.
Watch their discussion in the video below…