The death of Whitney Houston at age 48 has stunned the music world with many of the stars taking to Twitter to pay their respects.
Here is a summary of recent celebrity posts following the death of Whitney Houston:
Mariah Carey, “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston,” Carey wrote. “My heartfelt condolences to Whitney’s family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.”
Rihanna, “No words! Just tears #DearWhitney.”
Nicki Minaj, “Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time,”
Jennifer Lopez, “One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family… #R.I.P.Whitney,”
Diddy, “Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can’t believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..,”
Kathy Griffin, “She was A TALENT & A LEGEND. She was never a “reality star” No jokes from me about Miss Houston today”.
LaToya Jackson, “I can’t fathom the fact that #whitneyhouston has died! My heart goes out 2 her mother, daughter & her love ones. #Whitney U will be missed.”
Paula Abdul, “Am absolutely devastated at the news about Whitney Houston. Such a tragic, tragic loss”.
Joan Rivers, “Whitney Houston. What a sad tragedy—the end of the life of an incredible talent. RIP to an amazing singer and legend”.
Justin Bieber, “Just heard the news. so crazy. One of the GREATEST VOICES EVER just passed. RIP Whitney Houston. My prayers go out to her friends and family”
Goldie Hawn, “I am so very sad to hear of Whitney Houston’s passing. She was one of our great artists that graced us all. May she rest in peace”.
Lea Michele, “I’m speechless. Such sad news about Whitney Houston”.
Toni Braxton, “My heart is weeping…RIP to the Legendary Diva & Icon Whitney Houston!!!!!”
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”.
Timbaland, “RIP 2 a Legendary Diva, Icon, Mother & Friend Whitney Houston. 1 of the greatest voices ever. u will be truly missed. RIP Whitney Houston.”
John Legend, “RIP Whitney. So sad. I hope the Grammys can put together a tribute at the last minute.”
Katy Perry, “So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, RIP”
Christina Aguilera, “Love and prayers to Whitney’s family. She will be missed.”
Wyclef Jean, “This is the saddest thing I’ve ever had to write in my life, RIP to one of the greatest humans that I have ever known Whitney Houston.”
Kelly Osbourne, “i truly hope you are in peace #WhitneyHouston i feel so honored to have known you! i love you RIP!”
Usher, “R.I.P Whitney Houston… A true icon of our time. Gone too soon. My heart goes out to the family in their time of distress. URIV.”
Queen Latifah, “Oh Dear Lord! Huritng so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!”
Ciara, “RIP Whitney Houston. A Legend lost:( Her voice was insurmountable, her smile was illuminating, she was truly one of a kind and a huge inspiration to me. She has always had sweet and fun words to say to me. I will cherish the moment I was able to share with her, forever. This is truly unbelievable. My prayers and condolences to her family at this sad time”.
Nick Cannon, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord’ RIP to Whitney Houston a true queen.”
Nick Lachey, “How tragic to hear about Whitney Houston’s passing. Such a shame. She had one of the most iconic voices of my lifetime. #rip”
Quincy Jones told E News, “Ashford & Simpson first made me aware of Whitney when she was just sixteen, and I always regretted not having had the opportunity to work with her. She was a true original and a talent beyond compare. I will miss her terribly.”
Neil Portnow, President of the Recording Academy and host of tomorrow’s Grammy Awards wrote, “Six-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston was one of the world’s greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades. Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs. A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice.”