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Atlanta's music industry remembers Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston called Atlanta home for quite some time. As the investigation continues into her death, the Atlanta music world is still trying to make sense of Houston's passing.

Despite her troubles, she always held true star power. At the peak of her career, Houston once sold 16 million records for the soundtrack to the movie The Bodyguard, making it the highest selling soundtrack of all time.

Atlanta music industry insiders are still perplexed over Houston's death. For those who had the privilege of knowing her, no one anticipated this outcome.

"She had unearthly talent, just a beautiful human being," said Huffington Post entertainment journalist Gil Robertson.

Robertson, an Atlanta-based journalist, says there won't soon be another talent like Houston. Robertson says he was lucky enough to interview the pop diva twice.

"She was graceful, she was talented, she was elegant, but she also had a very down to earth, almost around-the-[way]-type vibe with her that made her very approachable," said Robertson.

As the investigation into Houston's death continues, Robertson hopes that some of the wild speculation will end.

"We lost a very talented individual who gave us joy. We should not focus on what caused her death, she's gone so it doesn't really matter what took her out of here. It's the fact that humanity has lost something great," said Robertson.

Legendary personality Frank Ski of Atlanta's V103 says the world still hasn't grasped what was lost this past Saturday.

"Whitney was the best in the world. When Nelson Mandela was released from prison, he requested Whitney Houston," said Ski.

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