Bill, Maybe I'm just to damn old too...Tribute is not the right word.the more money she had the more it allowed her to exaggerate her natural characteristics and tendencies
the more money she had the more booze and substances she poured into her body
the more money she had the more she let her fans, (paying) down and the more anguish she caused her family, (presumably)
from what I have seen and read over the past few years, IMHO, and I am sorry to say this, and it may not be liked by many, - she became a drunken junkie
It also appears that she was given help many, many times by various people.
OK, she had a fabulous voice, but how will she be remembered, for her voice or for he total addiction to drugs and alcohol - IMHO the former does not excuse, in any way, the latter
because of how she abused her life and "the world" in front of many many young people, (which presumably would have had an influence on some of them), on balance and again IMHO, I see her addiction to drugs and alcohol as being what she will be remembered for
maybe I'm "too old" to understand, but, for me "Tribute" is certainly the wrong word
Don, we saw those very people walking her into treatment centres on a number of occasions, only for her to walk out ... you can stage as many interventions as you like, the individual has to want ot stop and take some responsibility ... and she didn;t survive long enough to be able to make the decision ...Her managers, family and friends are guilty for not stepping up and getting in her face....