> Whitney Houston 1963-2012: Obituary
Mariah Carey: "Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. 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."
Dolly Parton wrote on her official website: "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."
Rihanna: "No words! Just tears #DearWhitney"
Christina Aguilera: "We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney's family. She will be missed."
Simon Cowell: "I am so sad to hear about Whitney. We have lost one of the greatest singers of all time."
Tony Bennett: "It's a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I've ever heard and she will be truly missed."
La Toya 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!"
X Factor judge and record label executive LA Reid: "I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest voice of all time! R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you!"
Bruno Mars: "This is terrible news..I'm sick to my stomach. Nobody sang like Whitney."
Cher tweeted: "My feelings about Whitney!Life is hard 4 everyone,Sadness Disappointment, Loss,Fear,insecurity,Loneliness, IMAGINE DOING IT IN A SPOTLIGHT"
Jessie J: "I think today was the most emotional day of my career... I am lost for words and so overwhelmed. Whitney I sing because of you and will continue to do so in your honour always and forever. X"
Toni Braxton: "My heart is weeping...RIP to the Legendary Diva & Icon Whitney Houston!!!!! Such an incredible influence over music as a whole! She's paved the way for every single singer in the music industry. Iconic, legendary, innovating, amazing, humble...1 the best in the world."
Chaka Khan: "I'm speechless...I'm in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family."
Akon: "We've lost another Legend. RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON. I'm Honoured to have had the chance to work with such an amazing human being"
India Arie: "We were on a plane to BET honors together last year and she talked to me the whole way and made LAUGH and smile #WhitneyHouston"
Matthew Morrison: "I'm very sad to hear about the passing of Whitney Houston, may she rest in peace."
Melanie Amaro: "I love u sooo much Whitney Houston :'( u will always be in my heart and my mind an my soul your music made me the girl I am today :( She told me to carry on the torch :( I didn't know what that meant but now I know I must continue to sing with all my heart like she did."
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"
Ricky Martin: "RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly"
Piers Morgan said: "Stunned by Whitney Houston's death at just 48 - one of the greatest voices ever heard. #RIP"
Jennifer Lopez: "Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family... #R.I.P.Whitney."
Pink: "Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do. "a few stolen moments is all that we share" RIP."
Katy Perry: "So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P."
Cee Lo Green: "R.I.P. Sister WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!! We will always love you."
Alicia Keys: "I feel sick.... Life is precious, we are fragile souls. Let's love each other! I miss you beautiful Whitney, the whole world misses you!!"
will.i.am: "I'm so sad...whitney houston was so kind, sweet, wonderful, amazing, talented, and a true gift to the world...#iwillalwaysloveyou."
Kelly Rowland: "I am beyond heartbroken. Whitney Houston was undoubtedly one of the greatest singers & performers of all time & such a huge influence on me. She embraced me when I first started out with Destiny's Child, with love, with encouragement and with that powerhouse voice. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to her daughter, her mother and to all of her loved ones."
Fergie: "Whitney was a vocal idol for me as a young girl. I am so sad."
P.Diddy: "Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can't believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..."
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."
Nick Cannon: "Tell our loved ones how much we love them while they're still here. I wish I could've told Whitney how great she was one last time."
Paula Abdul: "I am devastated. I am absolutely devastated at the news about Whitney Houston. Such a tragic, tragic loss."
Randy Jackson: "Wow I am devastated. the world has lost another one of the best voices in history. RIP whitney houston, so fortunate am I to have worked with u, and have u touch my life. may god bless this family."
Nicki Minaj: "Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time."
Barry Manilow: "I can't believe that Whitney Houston is gone. We spent more than twenty great years together at ARISTA Records with our friend and mentor, Clive Davis. My heart goes out to her family, to Clive, and to everyone who knew and loved this amazingly talented and beautiful artist. I will always love her."
Marc Anthony: "I am in utter shock over the loss of my friend and colleague Whitney Houston. We should all feel blessed to have experienced the voice of an angel. I will always cherish the times I got to share the stage with you. My thoughts and prayers to Bobbi, Kristina, and family. Gone way too soon."
Paloma Faith: So so sad RIP whitney houston. Such an amazing singer. Million dollar bill/every woman/the body guard/ so many big songs! Xxx
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