by Wilfred Okiche
Grammy award-winning superstar and vocalist par excellence, Whitney Houston passed away Saturday night. Her body was discovered submerged in a bath tub, in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel. She was 48-years-old.
Since her shocking death, reactions have continued to pour in from all over the world. Her’s was a talent that will be sorely missed.
We gather some of the most touching quotes as we join her family in mourning the tragic loss:
”It was the greatest honor of my life to pay tribute to Whitney’s memory. It was from my heart. Her family is in my prayers.” Jennifer Hudson, after performing a tribute at the Grammy awards.
‘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’. Aretha Franklin, Whitney’s godmother
‘She had everything, beauty, a magnificent voice. How sad her gifts could not bring her the same happiness they brought us.’ Barbra Streisand
‘This is a sad day today, all I want to talk about is her music. She was the most beautiful woman I think I ever saw…. Thank you for giving us your talent, and one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard.’ Elton John
‘At the apex of her career, Whitney had no peer, with a voice that shaped a generation. She has left behind a musical and film legacy that will endure…. she will be sorely missed by us all.’ Bishop T.D. Jakes, Co-produced her last film, ‘Sparkle’
‘Devastated. My heart goes out to Bobbi Christina. Always be proud of your mother, she was magnificent.’ Sharon Osbourne
”Oh Dear Lord! Huritng so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!!Newarkplease Pray!!! World Please Pray! ” Queen Latifah
”She’s paved the way for every single singer in the music industry. Iconic, legendary, innovating, amazing, humble…1 the best in the world.” Toni Braxton, worked with her on the ‘Waiting to exhale’ soundtrack album
”Thank you Whitney” Mia Farrow
”No words! Just tears #DearWhitney ” Rihanna
”I found my voice singing Whitney Houston’s music. Today I lost my idol.” Jessica Simpson
”Young guns, go listen to Whitney Houston if you havent given her a PROPER listen and you’ll understand why she changed the world.” Skrillex
”I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest voice of all time! R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you”! L.A Reid
”I’m speechless…I’m in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family.” Chaka Khan
“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.” Mariah Carey, sang a duet with her on the song, ‘When you believe’
”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. I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you.’ You will be missed.” Dolly Parton. Whitney covered her song, ‘I will always love you’