Shocked Celebrities React To Whitney Houston's Death Via Twitter. Simon Cowell, Jermaine Jackson Speak. Grammys Planning Tribute [Videos/Pics]

 

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(CNN) -- The sudden death of singer Whitney Houston at age 48 shocked fans and musicians all over the world. The outpouring of grief was immediate, with one common refrain: The world had lost one of its greatest singers.
Nearly all of the trends on Twitter worldwide were shortly associated with the singer's death: R.I.P Whitney Houston, #DearWhitney, #IWillAlwaysLoveYou, The Bodyguard, Bobby Brown and Wanna Dance With Somebody.
"The first full hour after the news broke saw 2,481,652 tweets and retweets, peaking at 61,227 tweets at 5:23 p.m. (all times are PST)," according to Topsy.com, which indexes and ranks results based on the most influential conversations on social media.
"That is over a thousand tweets a second, not quite as much as during the Superbowl but still a lot."

 

Russell Simmons:


"My thoughts and prayers are with her beautiful child and her entire family. This is a tough time for the entire music community, as we all loved Whitney. May she rest in peace and may we all dance with somebody tonight."

 

Barry Manilow:


"My heart goes out to her family, to Clive (Davis, Houston's mentor), and to everyone who knew and loved this amazingly talented and beautiful artist. I will always love her."

 

Christina Aguilera:


"Whitney's voice was so special to me. Her notes soared to places most singers dream of reaching. She will be missed."

 

Kelly Rowland:


"I am beyond heartbroken. Whitney Houston was undoubtedly one of the greatest singers and performers of all time and such a huge influence on me."

 

Mariah Carey:


"Heartbroken and in tears ... 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."

 

Smokey Robinson:


"I've known Whitney since she was a little girl and I loved her. She was like family to me. I will miss her."

 

Gloria Estefan:


"Sending prayers of peace and solace to her family, friends & fans! Such a loss! Whitney was always so sweet to me! Was rooting for her through her struggles! Such a shame ... I'm truly saddened by this news!"

 

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."

 

Simon Cowell:


"You're going to remember where you were when you heard the news. It's that significant. She was undoubtedly one of the greatest superstars of all time. One of the greatest voices in our lifetime we're likely ever to hear. And to hear this news, it really, really, really upset me. It really has."

 

Quincy Jones:


"I am absolutely heartbroken at the news of Whitney's passing. Ashford & Simpson first made me aware of Whitney when she was just 16, 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."

 

Paul Shaffer:


"What a voice. What a beauty. What an actress. She had everything and she made us all feel so good when we heard her."

 

Britney Spears:


"I was the biggest fan of hers. She influenced me so much. She sent so much love out to the world and she was an inspiration for so many people, and we're there with her."

 

Michelle Williams, of Destiny's Child:


"Whitney was my musical hero ... the reason why I wanted to sing. I will never forget the voice."

 

Bruno Mars:


"This is terrible news. I'm sick to my stomach. Nobody sang like Whitney. I hate this feeling."

 

Jessica Simpson:


"I found my voice singing Whitney Houston's music. Today I lost my idol."

 

Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records:


"Whitney Houston was not only an amazing artist but also a beautiful person. She was so smart and her knowledge and appreciation for the musical art form was remarkable. Every time we would see each other, we always had wonderful conversations about life and the business."

 

Cee-Lo Green:


"R.I.P. Sister WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!! We will always love you."

 

Ricky Martin:


"RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly."

 

Nicki Minaj:


"Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time."

 

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.'"

 

Kenny Lattimore, R&B singer:


"Whitney Houston, the singers' singer and voice that inspired the world. Many emulated, but there is only one Whitney."

 

Marc Anthony:


"I can't believe it ...Rest in Peace Whitney. Descanses."

 

Deborah Cox:


"I am deeply saddened and touched to the core of this news of my musical mentor Whitney Houston. I'll always love you. xo"

 

Star Jones:


"I can't watch any more news. It's too painful when a sister-friend passes; don't want analysis ... want reflection. RIP #Whitney."

 

Magic Johnson:


"R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Our prayers go out to Bobbi Kristina and her family."

 

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."

 

Clay Aiken:


"RIP Whitney Houston. The soundtrack of so many lives. I'm sure heaven reverberates (to)nite with the sound of (your) voice. It always was angelic."

 

T.D. Jakes, producer of "Sparkle," Houston's yet-to-be-released last movie:


"We are deeply saddened by the tragic and untimely passing of Whitney Houston, whom we were blessed to have just completed work with on the remake of the film "Sparkle." ... At the apex of her career, Whitney had no peer, with a voice that shaped a generation."

 

Gov. Chris Christie:


"Whitney Houston was a true New Jersey treasure. Her terribly premature death is an awful loss for her family and the incredible New Jersey musical family. Her soaring talent put her in the pantheon of great New Jersey musical talents like Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen."

 

Source: CNN





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Comment by The Commin/Sleepy Smith on February 13, 2012 at 6:54am
As the earth rotates we dont feel a thing,its like the earth stays at a stand still but still in all it does turns and rotates!That just shows us how almighty that Gods powers are!We at once need to appreciate God (Jah),his son Jesus,ourself and each other because we never know when the unexspected will occur and that unexspected thing is (deaTH)..Our fruit is already planted through Christs sheded blood but how can our harvest sprout without a watering of care or faith?Take heed people!My prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of the beautiful and talented (Whitney Houston),God bless..May her legacy live on!.
Comment by The Commin/Sleepy Smith on February 13, 2012 at 6:54am
As the earth rotates we dont feel a thing,its like the earth stays at a stand still but still in all it does turns and rotates!That just shows us how almighty that Gods powers are!We at once need to appreciate God (Jah),his son Jesus,ourself and each other because we never know when the unexspected will occur and that unexspected thing is (deaTH)..Our fruit is already planted through Christs sheded blood but how can our harvest sprout without a watering of care or faith?Take heed people!My prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of the beautiful and talented (Whitney Houston),God bless..May her legacy live on!
Comment by Mone on February 13, 2012 at 5:57am
Y'all have never seen Michael Jackson moonwalk the wrong way or give a dead performance due to prescription drugs. Call him a Child molester or whatever but never heard of prescription drug problem. They wait until these celebrities or at thier worst so it seems as if they had it coming its called preparation. They used the east coast west coast beef for Tupac and Biggie. If was real another black man they would went to China to get him. James was just arrested for cocaine possession. DMX would've been next and I'm glad he smarted up they already ran up on Prodigy punk a** and he switched up quick. I don't rock with if no more .
Comment by Mone on February 13, 2012 at 5:35am
Yo black people if you don't any felonies get your gun license if you do fucck it get them and barey them the war is coming real s*** stop shooting each other real s***.
Comment by Mone on February 13, 2012 at 5:18am
Its an extermination on black icons. Its Ben this way for while now all of our pioneers Michael Jackson, James Brown, Rick James, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cockren, Eldrige Cleaver, MalcomX, Martin Luther King, Tupac Bigge, Muhammad Ali who would have the the first and best hope who wouldn't of been a puppet such as Barrack. Think about it Ali has been around sense the civil rights movements both Malcolm X, and Martin looked up to this man. He went against thee Federal government during the draft cause the didn't like a black man kicking white people's asses legally and how does the world Champion even get considered for war duties.Because of Muhammad Ali the draft was put to rest praises to that man cause he refused to fight foregien countries who he had no problem with. Now he is the only person I have ever heard of to have Parkinson's Sindrome. Not Parkinson's Diseases but Parkinson's Sindrome. The most skillful most Inuit fighter after Floyd fuckouttaher.
Comment by Jesse van Meer on February 13, 2012 at 3:51am
i hate it when some one famous dies, not becuz i miss em. but becuz all eyes on dem, people are selfish and dont even stand still for all the people that die on a day.
Comment by Ms.Unaware Book "UnAware" Coming on February 13, 2012 at 1:38am
Nice words....
Comment by RoyalChi - You Will Bow To Me!!! on February 13, 2012 at 12:40am
MJ gone, Whitney gone...We need to call Prince to make sure he's OK.
Comment by AVITY on February 12, 2012 at 7:40pm
U never know how good these celebs appreciate an icon until when she dies..R.I.P Whitney,an icon dat can never be forgotten in today's generation..!!


@1 thug Dat is some real talk what u've said..
Comment by MimE-FreAK on February 12, 2012 at 6:27pm
everyone has something to say but who are the ones that tried to help her knowing that she had a drug problem. Your no body til your gone...



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