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"I couldn't believe it. Immediately I started shaking [when I heard the news] … She was known as the voice. When she would open her mouth and this instrument would come out, you would obviously understand why. She was such a sweet sweet soul. Especially back in early '80s and early '90s is when I connected with Whitney the most. It doesn't matter if we were doing an awards show. We would always take the time out to find one another." (via Anderson)
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"She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth." (via Twitter)
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"I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, 'Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.' "
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"I just can't talk about it now. It’s so stunning and unbelievable. ... My heart goes out to Cissy, her daughter Bobbi Kris, her family and Bobby."
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"To me Whitney was THE VOICE. We got to hear a part of God every time she sang. Heart is heavy, spirit grateful for the GIFT of her." (via Twitter)
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"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." (via Twitter)
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"When I started my career, I wanted to be like her. I loved her so much. My prayers go out to her daughter and to all of her family."
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"It's a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I've ever heard and she will be truly missed." (via Twitter)
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" 'To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.' RIP to Whitney Houston a true queen." (via Twitter)
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"My heart is weeping...RIP to the Legendary Diva amp Icon Whitney Houston!!!!! Such an incredible influence over music as a whole!" (via Twitter)
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"Oh Dear Lord! Hurting so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!"(via Twitter)
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"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." (via Twitter)
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"We spent more than twenty great years together at Arista Records with our friend and mentor, Clive Davis. My heart goes out to her family, to Clive, and to everyone who knew and loved this amazingly talented and beautiful artist. I will always love her."
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"I feel sick.... Life is precious, we are fragile souls. Let's love each other! I miss you beautiful Whitney, the whole world misses you!!" (via Twitter)