I'm so sad, so very sad.. I'm in tears.. OMG! Whitney!!! Why, how, what happened? She looked so great the other day when she stepped out with her daughter.
Whitney's bodyguard, coincidentally named Ray, found Whitney Houston dead on the floor of her fourth floor hotel room. Ray J's publicist confirms this info though he was not near the scene at the time. There was no sign of any criminal intent.
@nytimes: NYT NEWS ALERT: Whitney Houston Is Dead at 48, A.P. Reports
@rihanna: “No words! Just tears #DearWhitney”
@akon: We've lost another Legend. RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON. I'm Honored to have had the chance to work with such an amazing human being
@wyclef: This is the saddest thing I've ever had to write in my life, PIP to one of the greatest humans that I have ever known, Whitney Houston.
@serena: (Williams) Wow just wow. This has ruined my whole day.
@RyanSeacrest: At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned.
@johnlegend: RIP Whitney. So sad
@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
@1andonliOlyvia: (Olivia) Loss of words..Whitney houston,1 in a million. May she rest w/the angels. Such an inspiration she was
@SHAQ:, (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
@DaRealAmberRose: Today is my Moms birthday and her Hero just passed away we feel like she was a part of our family. RIP Whitney we Love u.
Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world's best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen.
TMZ reports that Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel and that a police crime lab vehicle was seen outside the hotel just moments ago.
Her success carried her beyond music to movies, where she starred in hits like "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting to Exhale."
She had the he perfect voice, and the perfect image: a gorgeous singer who had sex appeal but was never overtly sexual, who maintained perfect poise. She influenced a generation of younger singers, from Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey, who when she first came out sounded so much like Houston that many thought it was Houston.
Whitney Houston seemed to be born into greatness. She was the daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston, the cousin of 1960s pop diva Dionne Warwick and the goddaughter of Aretha Franklin.
Houston made her album debut in 1985 with "Whitney Houston," which sold millions and spawned hit after hit. "Saving All My Love for You" brought her her first Grammy, for best female pop vocal. "How Will I Know," ''You Give Good Love" and "The Greatest Love of All" also became hit singles.
Rest in peace Whitney.