On the passing of Whitney Houston:
“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.”– Aretha Franklin
“Words cannot express the pain I feel in my heart for the loss of a remarkable woman Whitney Houston. May your soul be at rest with Jesus. To the Houston and Brown Family may god be with you all in your time of need.”– Cleavester Brooks
“By now you have all learned of the unspeakably tragic news of our beloved Whitney’s passing. I don’t have to mask my emotion in front of a room full of so many dear friends. I am personally devastated by the loss of someone who has meant so much to me for so many years.
Whitney was so full of life. She was so looking forward to tonight even though she wasn’t scheduled to perform. She loved music and she loved this night that celebrates music.
My heart goes out to her daughter Bobbi Christina, to her mother Cissy, to all of her relatives and to so many of you here tonight, her extended family who loved and cherished her and her spirit.
Whitney was a beautiful person and a talent beyond compare. She graced this stage with her regal presence and gave so many memorable performances here over the years. Simply put, Whitney would have wanted the music to go on and her family asked that we carry on.”-Clive Davis, from the Pre-Grammy Party
“There are NO words – Let it suffice to say WHITNEY! #RIP! May God strengthen her family and special friends, in particular my sisters Kim Burrell and CeCe Winans.”-Judith Christie McAllister
“She had everything, beauty, a magnificent voice. How sad her gifts could not bring her the same happiness they brought us.”– Barbara Streisand