Mariah Carey on Twitter: "Heartbroken"; Others react
Whitney Houston 1963-2012
News of Whitney Houston's death swept through the Internet Saturday night as celebs responded with shock and sadness:
Mariah Carey Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston.
Aretha FranklinQueen of Soul Aretha Franklin told CNN in a statement, "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."
Rihanna "Feels so strange being at the Grammy rehearsal right now!!"
Jennifer Lopez "Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family… #R.I.P.Whitney"
Lady Gaga "When I wrote Born This Way I imagined Whitney singing it because I wasn't secure enough to be a star"
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 I am sadden to hear of the passing of Whitney Houston today…"
Smokey Robinson: I've known Whitney since she was a little girl and I have always loved her. She was like family to me….
Christina Aguilera @TheRealXtina We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney's family. She will be missed.
Drake RIP Whitney Houston.
La Toya Jackson @latoyajackson I can't fathom the fact that #whitneyhouston has died! My heart goes out 2 her mother, daughter & her love ones. #Whitney U will be missed
@MissyElliott Thank u 4 the times we worked 2gether your Voice touched the World! N this rough time I pray for The Houston Family…
P. Diddy @iamdiddy Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can't believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever.
Queen Latifah @IAMQUEENLATIFAH Oh Dear Lord! Huritng so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray
Ryan Seacrest @RyanSeacrest At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned.
Wyclef Jean"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."