CELEBRITY REACTIONS TO WHITNEY’S DEATH

Some of Whitney’s friends like Aretha Franklin and Dolly Parton spoke out on her untimely death. Aretha Franklin told US Weekly, “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.”

Dolly Parton said via statement, “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.'”

Twitter reactions:

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.”

Oprah: “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.” Celine Dion said in a statement, “When I started my career, I wanted to be like her. I loved her so much. My prayers go out to her daughter and to all of her family.”

Chaka Khan: “I’m speechless…I’m in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family. Continue to pray for the family.”

Drake: “RIP Whitney Houston.”

John Legend: “RIP Whitney. So sad”

Ludacris: “R.I.P WHITNEY HOUSTON. ONE OF THE PUREST SOULS I’VE EVER MET IN MY LIFE.”

Missy Elliott: “This is such a sad moment! I’m speechless I have no words of what I’m feeling right now. Rest in Peace Whitney Houston I love u. Thank u 4 the times we worked 2gether your Voice touched the World! N this rough time I pray for The Houston Family…”

Nick Cannon: “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” RIP to Whitney Houston a true queen.”

Keri Hilson: “Watching the news now…it’s true. R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Ugh I hate that I’m even typing this…I’m shocked. She was my hero growing up.”

Tyga: “R.i.p to the legend Whitney Houston.damnn.don’t take life for granted”

Keyshia Cole: “Whitney??? Pls No!! R.I.P my beautiful! This REALLY hurts my heart!!!!”

Cee Lo Green: “R.I.P. Sister WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!! We will always love you.”

Diddy: “Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can’t believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..”

Katy Perry: “So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P.”

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”

Nicki Minaj: “Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.”

L.A. 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!”

Fat Joe: “A Musical Legend Was Lost 2day!!! REST IN PEACE Whitney Houston.”

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.”

Melody Thornton: “I praise god I am home for this horrible news! Hysterical!!! I just don’t know what to do!”

Queen Latifah: “Oh Dear Lord! Hurting so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!”

Timbaland: “rip 2 a Legendary Diva, Icon, Mother & Friend Whitney Houston. 1 of the greatest voices ever. u will be truly missed. R.I.P Whitney Houston”

Rihanna: “No words! Just tears #DearWhitney”

Teyana Taylor: “Nope Whitney, I’m not believing it. Cause if I do I will go f*cking crazy so crazy.”

Christina Milian: “I’m so sad to hear of #WhitneyHouston’s passing. May she rest in peace. My prayers & condolences to her daughter & family. 4ever remembered”

Diane Warren: “My thoughts and prayers for Whitneys’ family. The voice of our time is now silent. RIP Whitney.”

Swizz Beatz: “I hate to say these words about my sister & friend R.I.P To the Great Whitney Houston you will always be loved in this world!! #Deans”

Pink: “Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do. “a few stolen moments is all that we share” RIP”

Bow Wow: “Everytime Ms Whitney saw me she would go “Ruff Ruff Ruff” all the time… She lived right around the corner from me. #TrueLegendrighthereboy”

Bruno Mars: “This is terrible news..I’m sick to my stomach. Nobody sang like Whitney”

Lil’ Kim: “A voice, a talent, and a spirit that will forever remain incomparable. RIP to the Queen, Whitney Houston.”

Jennifer Lopez: “Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family… #R.I.P.Whitney.”

Solange: “At this time, the question is not how she went… It is how she will be remembered. I will always remember Whitney Houston as a true legend. I will always remember Whitney Houston as a true, outstanding, talent. A radiant beauty. A magical smile. A voice that made you shiver.”

Frank Ocean: “and i, will always love 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”

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