Los Angeles, CA – January 24, 2017: The Hollywood Men family lost a true friend yesterday morning. Our beloved Houston lost a battle to his demons and is now with us no more.
Houston had his own act called A Man’s World based on the famous James Brown song, “It’s A Man’s World”, as performed by American Idol’s Joshua Ledet. Below is a slideshow of this performance.
Not one person in this world has a perfect existence. We are all faced with challenges, trials and tribulations, they are a natural part of life.
If anything is to be learned by this tragic event, it is to focus on what wonderful things we have been provided on this earth, surrounding ourselves with people that have similar values and always reaching out to them when we are in pain.
Jay Bowdy Condolences
We all wish we had more time with this beautiful man. His spirit will live on in the memories we have of him and the brief time that we shared.
Houston always had such a positive and laid back vibe, always seeming to be that cool low key guy in the bunch. I remember sending him out on his very first booking to do a private bachelorette party and worrying a bit how he would handle it, but he just gave me that cool smile and said something to the effect of “Nah, don’t worry man, I got this, piece of cake.” And that was Houston, just always that cool character ready to handle things in a smooth, suave, cool style.
I personally will certainly miss Houston and his great smile and overall energy. It is always tragic when our friends pass so early in life, but our memories of them keep them close at heart for eternity.
We will miss you Houston.
My fondest memories of Houston was performing with him on stage as we would constantly be smiling and laughing while we danced for our audiences. Backstage was no different as it was a show in itself as Houston was always a comedian never allowing a moment go by without cracking a joke. I knew every night showing up to the show that Houston and I were going to smile cheek to cheek and laugh the night away. He was so friendly and charming with everyone he came across.
Every moment with Houston felt like a party whether it be at a restaurant, walking the street or driving the car with the man. The man would frequently make me laugh so hard I would cry.
Taking the train home with him every night after the show was a pleasure. Houston and I would exchange sport stories as we both played college and professional sports before we were dancers. We would meet random people on the train, and made it a point to brighten their day if we saw they were having a rough one. Houston always spoke on how much he loved and cared his kids, as Houston had a heart of gold and was kind to everyone.
Houston had many talents and unique gifts that will be missed, but he is at a better place now and an angel for us all. He was never selfish and always put the team first. I will miss my brother from another mother, I love the extraordinary man and will cherish all our great memories together. I will take his smile and laughter with me on my journies. Thank you for all the great time brother, you are a simply a gift from God and I have been blessed to have you in my life. I am truly grateful for our friendship and brotherhood.
I love you brother, and I know you will be watching over me until I see you again.
Rest in peace my friend.