There was an outpour of emotion on Twitter surrounding the death at age 48 of singer Whitney Houston. The emotions ranged from shock to extreme sadness. Katy Perry, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin and Justin Bieber were among the first stars to express their shock and sympathy on the social networking website.
“Just heard the news. so crazy,” tweeted Justin Bieber. “One of the GREATEST VOICES EVER just passed. RIP Whitney Houston. My prayers go out to her friends and family I am sadden to hear of the passing of Whitney Houston today…”
Mariah Carey summed it up best as she expressed her condolences over a series of tweets, saying, “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.”
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