Whitney Houston dies: Friends and colleagues react
Celebrities are turning to Twitter and Facebook to express their remorse and shock over the passing of Whitney Houston, who died Saturday at the age of 48.
Oprah Winfrey: To me Whitney was THE VOICE. We got to hear a part of God every time she sang. Heart is heavy, spirit grateful for the GIFT of her.
Dolly Parton: Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, “Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.
Sharon Osbourne: Clive Davis Grammy party..not going. Mark Burnett party..not going. Can’t celebrate tonight when one of the greatest voices ever is dead.
Chaka Khan: I’m speechless…I’m in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family.
Ricky Martin: RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly
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Mariah Carey: She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.
Bette Midler: Please, please someone tell me it’s not true…
Rihanna: No words, just tears.
Wyclef Jean: This is the saddest thing I’ve ever had to write in my life, R I P to one of the greatest humans that I have ever known Whitney Houston
Queen Latifah: Oh Dear Lord! Huritng so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!
Paula Abdul: I am devastated. I am absolutely devastated at the news about Whitney Houston. Such a tragic, tragic loss.
Christina Aguilera: We have lost another legend.
Nick Cannon: To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.. RIP to Whitney Houston a true queen.
Tony Bennett: It’s a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I’ve ever heard and she will be truly missed.
Forest Whitaker: May gods breath surround you, Whitney. And may you be held in the arms of the angels. Please, pray to comfort all those who hold her dear
will.i.am: I’m so sad…whitney houston was so kind, sweet, wonderful, amazing, talented, and a true gift to the world
Marlee Matlin: So sad. I recall seeing Whitney chat with Michael Jackson at Sammy Davis Jr.’s house for his 60th anniversary party. All talented, all gone.Sherri Shephard: Goodnight Everybody. I’m going to tuck my son into bed and sing “Yes Jesus Loves Me”… I’m no Whitney Houston, but love is on my mind.
Ellen DeGeneres: Very sad news about Whitney. My heart and prayers go out to her daughter and family.
Jessica Simpson: I found my voice singing Whitney Houston’s music. Today I lost my idol.
Simon Cowell: I am so sad to hear about Whitney. We have lost one of the greatest singers of all time.
Bret Michaels: My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Whitney Houston. A legend with the voice of an angel, she will be missed.
Adam Shankman: I choreographed I’m your baby tonight miss you angel
Kelly Osbourne: Not going to any pre grammy parties as i dont feel it is appropriate!
David Boreanaz: R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Sing among the Angels forever and ever.