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.
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.