Whitney Houston's death shocked Hollywood on Saturday after news spread that the musical icon had died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel right before the 2012 Grammy Awards. Celebrities shared their love and adoration of the singer, tweeting their condolences and sorrow.
She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth, tweeted Mariah Carey. It's a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I've ever heard and she will be truly missed, tweeted Ton Bennett.
Many singers commented on how Whitney Houston was a personal inspiration. Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do. 'a few stolen moments if all that we share' RIP, posted singer P!nk. I found my voice singing Whitney Houston's music. Today I lost my idol, wrote Jessica Simpson.
LeAnn Rimes is another singer who was particularly inspired by Houston, and particularly saddened by her death.
While perform at a gig in Reno on Saturday, the day of Houston's death, Rimes performed the singer's smash-hit I Will Always Love You for the crowd. Rimes wanted to take a moment to honor the late singer. She even got choked up at the end of the performance.
Before her show, Rimes tweeted about the 48-year-old's death. Wow, I learned how to do what I do because of 3 great women, one being Whitney. She was always so kind to me. This is not gonna be an easy show for sure. I'm doing what she taught me to do by listening to her records over & over as a little girl. Her death is very surreal, she wrote.
Watch a video of the performance below.