Taiwanese singer and Internet sensation Lin Yu-chun (林育群), who rose to fame by singing the late Whitney Houston’s signature song I will always love you, yesterday said that he had been left heartbroken by his idol’s death.
Lin said he could not believe his ears when he heard about the pop singer’s death.
Lin said he fell for Houston’s majestic voice in the sixth grade, when he first heard about her on a TV show.
After watching the show, he rushed to a record store to purchase Houston’s album and played it repeatedly for a month, he said.
He said he was especially saddened after he watched a video clip composed by netizens of him singing alongside Houston, a dream he will never realize.
Lin became a singing sensation after a video of him singing Houston’s song went viral on the Internet.
He was invited to appear on several TV shows in the US as a result.
Meanwhile, Greater Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強) joined others in morning the loss of the singer at the age of 48, saying he was saddened to hear the news of Houston’s death.
Hu had been trying to invite Houston to perform in the city in recent years and the news of her death came as a surprise, Hu said.
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