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Twitter Reacts to Whitney Houston

Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and Jennifer Lopez pay tribute to the late star

February 11, 2012 8:53 PM ET
Whitney Houston arrives to the Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B Grammy Party at Tru Hollywood.
Whitney Houston arrives to the Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B Grammy Party at Tru Hollywood.
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When the news broke of Whitney Houston's death Saturday evening, numerous musicians and celebrities took to Twitter to pay their respects. Here are some of the tributes that poured in.

Mariah Carey @MariahCarey

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.

Aretha Franklin @ArethaFranklin

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.

Timbaland @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

Cory Booker @CoryBooker

RIP Whitney Houston, a Legend and great American artist. And always, one of Newark's and New Jersey's treasured daughters.

Queen Latifah @IAMQUEENLATIFAH

Oh Dear Lord! Huritng so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!

Smokey Robinson @smokey_robinson

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

Usher @UsherRaymondIV

R.I.P Whitney Houston... A true icon of our time. Gone too soon. My heart goes out to the family in their time of distress. URIV

Jennifer Lopez @JLo

Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family....I.P.Whitney.

Busta Rhymes @busabusss

Can't believe we've lost another 1 of our Royalty. Sister Queen Whitney Houston. God Bless on ur journey as u now stand with the Most High.

Wyclef Jean @wyclef

The voice of an Angel, the Heart of a Lamb, the spirit of a Lioness, the presence of a Goddess, love you R.I.P Whitney Houston

John Taylor of Duran Duran @thisistherealJT

Wow.. Tragic news of Whitey Houston's death. My heart goes out to her kids and family

Goldie Hawn @goldiehawn

I am so very sad to hear of Whitney Houston's passing. She was one of our great artist that graced us all. May she rest in peace.

Big Boi of Outkast @BigBoi

Rest in paradise RT : BREAKING: Publicist Kristen Foster says singer Whitney Houston has died at age 48

Adam Lambert @AdamLambert

RIP Whitney

Tony Bennett @itstonybennett

It's a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I've ever heard and she will be truly missed.

Best Coast @bestycoastyy

RIP Whitney Houston. I grew up singing your songs in every talent show.

Hanson @Hansonmusic

So sad to hear that  has passed away. What a great voice. Sad day for music. -Z

Raekwon @Raekwon

I can't believe I'm hearing this new about the great whitney houston! r.i.p may she rest in peace.

Ricky Gervais @rickygervais

RIP Whitney Houston An amazing talent & a tragic soul. So sad.

Skrillex @Skrillex

Young guns, go listen to Whitney Houston if you havent given her a PROPER listen and you'll understand why she changed the world

Pink @Pink

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

Chaka Khan @ChakaKhan

I'm speechless...I'm in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family.

Talin Kweli Greene @TalibKweli

RIP Whitney Houston. I remember the first time I heard your voice on the radio like yesterday. You will truly be missed........

Bruno Mars @BrunoMars

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

Lil' Kim @LilKim

A voice, a talent, and a spirit that will forever remain incomparable. RIP to the Queen, Whitney Houston.

Cee Lo Green @CeeLoGreen

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

Ellen DeGeneres @TheEllenShow

Very sad news about Whitney. My heart and prayers go out to her daughter and family.

Jessica Simpson@JessicaSimpson

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

Mario Lopez @MarioLopezExtra

Just got out of mass & heard the tragic news about Whitney. Speechless.. Absolutely loved her... Just spoke with  about her yesterday!!

Simon Cowell @SimonCowell

I am so sad to hear about Whitney. We have lost one of the greatest singers of all time.

Ryan Seacrest @RyanSeacrest

At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned.

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