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Mariah Carey @MariahCarey

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Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston.

Russell Simmons @UncleRUSH

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R.I.P. Whitney Houston, really can't believe this.

Chaka Khan @chakakhan

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

Solange Knowles @solangeknowles

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I will always remember Whitney Houston as a true, outstanding talent. A radiant beauty. A magical smile. A voice that made you shiver.

Musiq Soulchild @MusiqSoulchild

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goodbye Whitney, we will all miss you dearly, may your soul finally find peace as you leave this world & be received with favor in the next!

Diddy @iamdiddy

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Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can't believe this … This is one of the saddest days ever.

June Ambrose @juneambrose

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R.I.P Whitney Houston! If tears could build a stair way, & your memories a lane, we'd walk right up to heaven & bring you home again!

Jill Scott @missjillscott

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I can't. Whitney? No. NO!!!

In a state of numb. Her voice was Magical. A Miracle. The streets R not flooded w/ tears. I don't understand. I don't know what to do. ????

Kelly Rowland @KellyRowland

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I am beyond heartbroken. Whitney Houston was undoubtedly one of the greatest singers & performers of all time & such a huge influence on me.

Earvin Magic Johnson @MagicJohnson

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R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Our prayers go out to Bobbi Kristina and her family.

Alicia Keys @AliciaKeys

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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!!

Cory Booker @CoryBooker

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

Rihanna @Rihanna

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No words! Just tears #DearWhitney.

Usher @UsherRaymondIV

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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