Celebs react to Whitney Houston death: 'Please tell me it's not true'

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Celebrities are turning to Twitter and Facebook to express their remorse and shock over the passing of Whitney Houston, who died Saturday at the age of 48.

Oprah Winfrey: 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.

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.

Sharon Osbourne:  Clive Davis Grammy party..not going. Mark Burnett party..not going. Can’t celebrate tonight when one of the greatest voices ever is dead.

Chaka Khan: I’m speechless…I’m in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family.

Ricky Martin: RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and  deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly

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Mariah Carey: She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.

Bette Midler: Please, please someone tell me it’s not true…

Rihanna: No words, just tears. 

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.

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