I am still in shock. I can’t believe that the amazingly talented Whitney Houston is gone. My heart breaks for her daughter Bobbi Christina, her family and close friends. What an unbelievable loss for the music community. There undoubtedly will be a cloud hanging over the Grammys tomorrow night.
I can remember when her debut album came out back in 1985. I was in high school, and bought her record right away. Here she was, this gorgeous woman with an incredible voice. I cannot tell you how many times I listened to her album. There are so many of her songs that I’ll hear on the radio that bring back a flood of memories. I am just so saddened by her passing, a legend whose career spanned 30 years. She leaves us much too soon. She will always be remembered and will be missed.
Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, who is also the father of her only child Bobbi Kristina, 18, is said to be absolutely devastated.
Celebrities have come forward on Twitter and expressed their sadness and shock upon hearing of Whitney’s death.
Mariah Carey: “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston.”
Rihanna: “No words! Just tears #DearWhitney”
Tony Bennett: “It’s a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I’ve ever heard and she will be truly missed.”
Diddy: “Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can’t believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..”
Ryan Seacrest: “At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned.”
Simon Cowell: “I am so sad to hear about Whitney. We have lost one of the greatest singers of all time.”
Paula Abdul: “I am devastated. I am absolutely devastated at the news about Whitney Houston. Such a tragic, tragic loss.”
Aretha Franklin: “I just can’t talk about it now. It’s so stunning and unbelievable. I couldn’t believe what I was reading coming across the TV screen. My heart goes out to Cissy, her daughter Bobbi Kris, her family and Bobby.”
Christina Aguilera: “We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney’s family. She will be missed.”
Nicki Minaj: “Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.”
Katy Perry: “So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P.”
More celebrity tributes can be found here.
RIP Whitney Houston…I Will Always Love You…