The untimely death of Whitney Houston this evening has sent shockwaves the world over.
Read what the late star’s industry contemporaries had to say about the numbingly tragic events below…
Mariah Carey: “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney’s family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.”
Christina Aguilera: “We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney’s family. She will be missed.”
Maxwell: WHITNEY HOUSTON
Simon Cowell: “I am so sad to hear about Whitney. We have lost one of the greatest singers of all time.”
Rihanna: No words! Just tears
Jermaine Dupri: I Dedicate my set tonight to Whitney,I will always love you
Claude Kelly: nothing i could write on twitter could possibly express what Whitney Houston means to me personally and professionally. nothing.
LA Reid: “I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest voice of all time! R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you!”
Kelly Rowland: I am beyond heartbroken. Whitney Houston was undoubtedly one of the greatest singers and performers of all time and such a huge influence on me. She embraced me when I first started out with Destiny’s Child, with love, with encouragement and with that powerhouse voice. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to her daughter, her mother and to all of her loved ones.
Toni Braxton : “My heart is weeping…RIP to the Legendary Diva & Icon Whitney Houston!!!!! Such an incredible influence over music as a whole! She’s paved the way for every single singer in the music industry. Iconic, legendary, innovating, amazing, humble…1 the best in the world.”
Akon: “We’ve lost another Legend. RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON. I’m Honoured to have had the chance to work with such an amazing human being”
La Toya Jackson: “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!”
Melanie Amaro: “I love u sooo much Whitney Houston :'( u will always be in my heart and my mind an my soul your music made me the girl I am today 🙁 She told me to carry on the torch 🙁 I didn’t know what that meant but now I know I must continue to sing with all my heart like she did.”
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”
Eric Hudson: Tears won’t stop falling man! Wow!! I literally was jus with her laughing, joking , talking.. She is like family! Wow man! Funny she hugged me and said they don’t know.. We from east orange new jersey! Told me to keep making incredible music and to stay humble
LeToya Luckett: I’m speechless right now. My heart is broken. R.I.P Whitney Houston
Bryan Michael Cox: In one month we lost Etta James, Don Cornelius, and Whitney Houston. All in black history month, unbelievable.
Missy Elliott: Thank u 4 the times we worked 2gether your Voice touched the World! N this rough time I pray for The Houston Family…
Keri Hilson: R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Ugh I hate that I’m even typing this…I’m shocked. She was my hero growing up. 24m
Nicki Minaj: Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.
Diddy: Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can’t believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..
Lenny Kravitz: Whitney. Rest in peace. There will never be another like you. Lenny
Ameriie: Such terrible news to hear of Whitney Houston’s passing. She gave the world so much happiness. God bless her & her family at this time.
Chaka Khan: I’m speechless…I’m in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family.
Bruno Mars: I’m speechless…I’m in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family.
Lil Kim: A voice, a talent, and a spirit that will forever remain incomparable. RIP to the Queen, Whitney Houston.
Jennifer Lopez: Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family…
Busta Rhymes: 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.
Estelle: mama whit. RIP. my heart hurts.
Solange Knowles: At this time, the question is not how she went… It is how she will be remembered. I will always remember Whitney Houston as a true legend.
Ciara: RIP Whitney Houston. A Legend lost:( Her voice was insurmountable, her smile was illuminating, she was truly one of a kind and a huge inspiration to me. She has always had sweet and fun words to say to me. I will cherish the moment I was able to share with her, forever. This is truly unbelievable. My prayers and condolences to her family at this sad time.
Faith Evans: Whitney was one of the illest people I’ve ever known! I’ll never forget her inviting me on trips I couldn’t afford to go on! RIP NIPPY!
Queen Latifah: Oh Dear Lord! Huritng so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!
CeeLo Green: R.I.P. Sister WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!! We will always love you.
Diane Warren: My thoughts and prayers for Whitneys’ family. The voice of our time is now silent. RIP Whitney.
Aretha Franklin: 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.
Rest In Peace Whitney Elizabeth Houston.
You will forever be The Voice. Greatness does not die. It inspires.