Whitney Houston’s Death Rocks Hollywood; Celebrities React to Sad News


By Daniel Gates


Whitney Houston’s death at 48 rocked Hollywood on Saturday. On Twitter, celebrities expressed their shock, grief, and appreciation for Houston’s life. We’ve posted some of their reactions below.

Mariah Carey: “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston… She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.”

Rihanna: “No words! Just tears #DearWhitney”

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.”

Tony Bennett: “It’s a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I’ve ever heard and she will be truly missed.”

Paula Abdul: “I am devastated. I am absolutely devastated at the news about Whitney Houston. Such a tragic, tragic loss.”

Miley Cyrus: “I LOVE Whitney :( I’m not turning my tv on. just gonna stay @ home & listen to her records.”

Russell Simmons: “Whitney Houston was one of the greatest singers this world has ever heard.”

Katharine McPhee: “Wow… I just heard about my idol Whitney Houston. So shocked and saddened by the news. Send prayers out to her family.”

Kathy Griffin: “She was A TALENT & A LEGEND. She was never a “reality star.” No jokes from me about Miss Houston today.”

Ryan Seacrest: “At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone her is absolutely stunned.”

Carson Daly: “Sick to learn of Whitney Houston’s passing.”

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

Spike Lee: “God Bless The Dead. Whitney Houston R.I.P. She Was Only 48 Years Young.”

Ricky Gervais: “RIP Whitney Houston An amazing talent & a tragic soul. So sad.”

Courteney Cox: “Devastating news about Whitney Houston. What an amazing talent.”

Lea Michele: “I’m speechless. Such sad news about Whitney Houston.”

Paris Hilton: “So sad to hear the news about Whitney Houston. :( She was such a beautiful and talented woman. My heart goes out to her family.”

Evan Rachel Wood: “Well this is a sad day. Especially for Whitneys family. Send some love their way. They are gonna need it.”

Eva Longoria: “My heart is broken… #ripWhitneyHouston”

Stacy Keibler: “Whitney’s inspired words thru song guided me thru my youth. Her spirit lives within us and lasts forever!”

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.”

Amber Riley: “I can’t even breathe right now. Not Whitney. I’m in tears right now. ;(”

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: “we will miss you #WHITNEY “at least i lived as i believe” “let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.”

Sharon Osbourne: “Devastated. My heart goes out to Bobbi Christina. Always be proud of your mother, she was magnificent. Clive Davis Grammy party..not going. Mark Burnett party..not going. Can’t celebrate tonight when one of the greatest voices ever is dead.”

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”

Marc Anthony: “I can’t believe it…Rest in Peace Whitney…Descanses”

Katherine McPhee: “#worldsgreatestvoice RIP Whitney”

Alyssa Milano: “My husband just told me about Whitney Houston. My heart aches. Rest in peace, beautiful lady.”

Adam Levine: “Tomorrow night at the Grammys, the only person on our minds will be Whitney Houston.”

Neil Patrick Harris: “Such sad news about Whitney Houston. She was a legend, but what a life..! My thoughts and prayers go out to 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. #rip”

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!

Shaquille O’Neal: “R .i.p to a Newark legend Whitney houston. I’m gonna miss auntie ,this one hurts. We lost a legend dam dam dam. Thank you for everything”

Mark Salling: “wow, was on the way to Clives party and had to turn around upon hearing the news. too tragic. God rest your soul Whitney”

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”

Demi Lovato: “This can’t be true… One of my idols gone?? No. This is so unbelievably sad… #RIPWhitneyHouston”

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”

Kelly Ripa: “:-( #RIP Whitney”

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

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

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

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

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.”

Mario Lopez: “go to mass feeling good, then come out & hear the news about Whitney. Wow.. The Grammy’s are gonna have a totally different feel tomorrow”

Sherri Shepherd: “Whitney I hope you found the peace in Heaven that you could never seem to find down here. RIP Ms. Houston “where do broken hearts go”

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!!”

Fergie: “Whitney was a vocal idol for me as a young girl. I am so sad.”

Ricky Martin: “RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly”

Katie Couric: “So sad to hear the news of Whitney Houston’s passing. What a tragic loss. She was an unbelievable talent.”

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

Jessica Simpson: “I found my voice singing Whitney Houston’s music. Today I lost my idol.”

Larry King: “At Clive Davis’ annual pre Grammy party. It’s surreal. The only topic is Whitney Houston..,as it should be.”

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