Whitney Houston was more than a singer, she was a voice to be reckoned in the music industry; she was a true music queen.
Born Whitney Elizabeth Houston on August 9, 1963, she made her music debut in 1985 with her self-titled album Whitney Houston, which became the best-selling debut album by a female artist at that time. Whitney Houston’s career flourished gaining her the title of being the most awarded female act of all time as well as one of the world’s best-selling music artists to date.
The 48 year-old legend took her last breath on Saturday, February 11, 2012, hours prior to her mentor Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy party, which she was expected to attend. The singer, actress, mother and star will be truly missed by not only the entertainment and music world, but also her family and fans.
Here is what some of other celebrities had to say about Whitney Houston’s death…
“Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston.” – Mariah Carey, as reported on MusiqQueen.com
“We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney’s family. She will be missed” – Christina Aguilera
“This is the saddest thing I’ve ever had to write in my life, R I P to one of the greatest humans that I have ever known Whitney Houston” – Wyclef Jean
“Whitney. Rest in peace. There will never be another like you. Lenny” – Lenny Kravitz
“@cnn I’m distraught over the news that Whitney Houston has died! She was the most INCREDIBLE talent. What another sad day for the world.” – La Toya Jackson
“So so sad that Whitney Houston died.. praying for her daughter and her family…tragic..just heartbreaking..amazing talent, amazing voice..” – Kris Jenner
“My family & I are saddened by the loss of a true icon & legend – Whitney Houston. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the entire Houston family.” – Wendy Williams