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.