Whitney Houston’s death Saturday at the age of 48 inspired an outpouring of shock and grief on Twitter.
Music moguls such as Russell Simmons, singers including Rihanna and Mariah Carey were among the biggest names in entertainment who offered their sympathy and reflected on Houston’s musical legacy.
No words! Just tears #DearWhitney, tweeted Rihanna.
Actress Mia Farrow shared a video of one of the singer’s performances, “Entertainment Tonight” journalist Nancy O’Dell remembered interviewing the star, and even comedians like Ricky Gervais and Joan Rivers had nothing funny to say, offering only her sincere regrets about a massive talent gone far too soon.
Here’s are some of the singers, politicians, actors and entertainers who took to Twitter to express their grief.
She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.
No words! Just tears #DearWhitney
So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P.
Sean Combs ( P Diddy)
Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can't believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..
Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family... #R.I.P. Whitney
It's a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I've ever heard and she will be truly missed.
She's paved the way for every single singer in the music industry. Iconic, legendary, innovating, amazing, humble...1 the best in the world
wow I am devastated. the world has lost another one of the best voices in history. RIP whitney houston, so fortunate a…say.ly/rDR1pph
I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest voice of all time! R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you!
Stunned by #Whitney's death. So sad. Going to Clive's pre-Grammy party. She was his darling. Whew
Whitney Houston. What a sad tragedy-the end of the life of an incredible talent. RIP to an amazing singer and legend.
R.I.P. Whitney Houston, really can't believe this bit.ly/yNudvn
R .i.p to a Newark legend Whitney houston. I'm gonna miss auntie ,this one hurts. We lost a legend dam dam dam. Thank you for everything
Whitney Houston singing the greatest rendition of the National Anthem ever youtu.be/wupsPg5H6aE #rip (via @taralconley)
RIP Whitney Houston An amazing talent & a tragic soul. So sad.
She was A TALENT & A LEGEND. She was never a reality star No jokes from me about Miss Houston today.
Clive Davis Grammy party..not going. Mark Burnett party..not going. Can't celebrate tonight when one of the greatest voices ever is dead.
At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned.
Have interviewed so many musicians...Whitney Houston simply one of the most talented who ever lived. R.I.P. Whitney
I'm so sad. I just heard the news. Whitney Houston's music is incredible and shes an inspiration. My heart goes out to her family.
Deepest condolences to #Whitney Houston's entire family, including her young daughter. Weeping may endure for a night.. Peace out. I'm sad
We....will always love you, Whitney Houston.
Neil Patrick Harris
Such sad news about Whitney Houston. She was a legend, but what a life..! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.