Celebs React to the Loss of a Legend

As many of you probably know, Twitter was a virtual shrine to singer Whitney Houston last night. Shortly after news of the pop icon’s death was announced, fans, many of them celebrities in their right, quickly took to their pages to share their thoughts, condolences and memories of the artist who for years was simply known as “The Voice.”

Here is what just a handful of them had to say…

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.

Vivica A. Fox: To the most incredible woman I’ve ever known! I will miss EVERYTHING about you! I know that u are w god! RIP my sistah.

Smokey Robinson: I’ve know Whitney since she was a little girl and I loved her. She was like family to me. I will miss 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.

Diana Ross: “Im Being Honored Tomorrow @ Grammy’s And it Just Don’t Feel Right.

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!!

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.

Lionel Ritchie: I’m absolutely devastated … she had that voice that could just turn a story, a melody into magical, magical notes.

Mariah Carey: She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.

Nia Long: Just finished a cover shoot. The theme was I’m Every Woman…I love you Whitney.

Bette Midler: Little by little these deaths kill the best part of each of us, the awe and joy we feel when we hear a gift that can only come from God.

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

Toni Braxton: My heart is weeping…RIP to the Legendary Diva & Icon Whitney Houston!!!!! Such an incredible influence over music as a whole!

Anika Noni Rose: Oh, Whitney. You were part of the reason I do what I do. My heart cries for you. RIP

Rihanna: No words, just tears.

Stacey Dash: I feel so sad, may she rest in peace.

Wendy Williams: My family & I are saddened by the loss of a true icon & legend – Whitney Houston. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the entire Houston family.

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.

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.

Sherri Shephard: Goodnight Everybody. I’m going to tuck my son into bed and sing “Yes Jesus Loves Me”… I’m no Whitney Houston, but love is on my mind.

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.

Sebastian Back: This is hitting me hard. I used to sing ALL of Whitney Houstons songs all the time. I absolutely loved her voice. I practiced along to her songs countless times & her music affects me deeply.

Shawna Jacobs (Me): Love you Whitney. I will keep your memory alive forever on Brown Sista.


  1. Whitney Houston was truly loved by many. God bless her soul and may her family/friends/fans find peace and joy in her rememberance. I love you Whitney!

  2. Diana Ross and beyonce must drink the same selfish juice.
    Rest in peace Angel….

  3. Diana Ross said nothing wrong. She basically said that how could she receive an award, when Whitney is gone. That’s paying homage. The cameraman outside of the Grammy celebration asked Diana Ross about the death, and she was visibly and verbally upset. I’ve never heard the great lady Diana use such language. So, please refrain from badmouthing Diana, who was emotional over Whitney. And Beyonce wrote a message on her website.

    People tend to forget that just because we don’t see everything, doesn’t mean that it’s not happening. Who knew Whitney and MJ were so close? Or that she was the goddaughter to Nelson Mandela?

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