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Whitney Houston Dies: Stars Flood Twitter with Tributes

Kevin Mazur/AMA2009/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Soon after the death of Whitney Houston was confirmed Saturday, celebrities, fans and friends of the late singer flooded Twitter with tributes.  At one point, every trending topic on Twitter was Whitney-related.  Here's a roundup of some of the comments about Houston's passing:

Mariah Carey: "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."

Christina Aguilera: "We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney's family. She will be missed."

Pink: "Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do. 'a few stolen moments is all that we share' RIP."

Nicki Minaj:  "Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time."

Gloria Estefan: "Shocked we've lost the immensely talented Whitney Houston! Sending prayers of peace & solace 2 her family, friends & fans! Such a loss!"

Usher:  "R.I.P Whitney Houston... A true icon of our time. Gone too soon. My heart goes out to the family in their time of distress."

Jennifer Lopez: "Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family... #R.I.P.Whitney."

Cee Lo Green: "R.I.P. Sister WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!! We will always love you."

Katy Perry: "So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P."

Simon Cowell: "I am so sad to hear about Whitney. We have lost one of the greatest singers of all time."

Queen Latifah: "Oh Dear Lord! Hurting so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!"

Rihanna: "No words! Just tears #DearWhitney....Feels so strange being at the Grammy rehearsal right now!!"

Bruno Mars: "This is terrible news..I'm sick to my stomach. Nobody sang like Whitney."

Smokey Robinson: "I've known Whitney since she was a little girl and I have always loved her. She was like family to me and I will miss her dearly."

Clay Aiken: “RIP Whitney Houston. The soundtrack of so many lives. I’m sure Heaven reverberates 2nite with the sound of ur voice. It always was angelic.”

Ruben Studdard: "I just can't believe Whitney is gone. What an amazing voice. Rest In Peace Whitney I will Always Love You!!!!!!"

Nickelback: "Rest in Peace Whitney Houston. Thank you for the gift you gave us all."

Chris Daughtry:  "Whitney Houston dead at 48. Wow! I'm speechless."

Justin Bieber: "just heard the news. so crazy. One of the GREATEST VOICES EVER just passed. RIP Whitney Houston. My prayers go out to her friends and family."

Tony Bennett: "It's a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I've ever heard and she will be truly missed."

L.A. Reid:  "I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest voice of all time! R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you!"

Chaka Khan: "I'm speechless...I'm in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family."

Toni Braxton: "My heart is weeping...RIP to the Legendary Diva & Icon Whitney Houston!!!!! Such an incredible influence over music as a whole!"

Ricky Martin: "RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly."

Paris Hilton: "So sad to hear the news about Whitney Houston. :( She was such a beautiful and talented woman. My heart goes out to her family."

Missy Elliott: "This is such a sad moment! I'm speechless I have no words of what I'm feeling right now. Rest in Peace Whitney Houston I love u."

Adam Levine: "Tomorrow night at the Grammys, the only person on our minds will be Whitney Houston."

Glee star Amber Riley: "I had to pull over off the road. RIP Whitney Houston. I'm glad now that I got to meet you and thank you for your beautiful music."

Jessica Simpson: "I found my voice singing Whitney Houston's music. Today I lost my idol."

Slash: "Shattering news about Whitney. RIP."

Bette Midler: "Please, please someone tell me it's not true."

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