Forty-eight years old, but unfortunately not a shock. What was really shocking about her life is how she, ahem, "had it all" and then went into the abyss. Maybe we're too used to thug musicians who've been through their first rehab before their first hit single. She was a rainmaker...then she met Bobby Brown. Regardless, as we live in an age where our National Anthem is assaulted like a girl in an Occupy Wall Street tent, we'll remember her performance at the Super Bowl as they way it's supposed to be done.