Here is a collection of statements and tweets from celebrities who are also relatives, colleagues, and the fans of Houston, as reported by ABC News.
Quincy Jones: "I am absolutely heartbroken at the news of Whitney's passing. Ashford & Simpson first made me aware of Whitney when she was just sixteen, and I always regretted not having had the opportunity to work with her. She was a true original and a talent beyond compare. I will miss her terribly. "
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. "
Katy Perry: "So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, RIP"
Ellen DeGeneres: "Very sad news about Whitney. My heart and prayers go out to her daughter and family."
Russell Simmons: "RIP Whitney Houston, really can not believe this."
Kim Kardashian: "Just heard the news That Tragic Whitney Houston passed away. I pray for her daughter and loved ones. We will always love you Whitney ..."
While the Los Angeles Times reported on a tweet that is "touching" of a non-celebrity, Jordan Bach: "May the wings of angels encircle Whitney Houston.
Gratitude for her gifts, sorrow for her Agony, and prayers for her release at last."
According to the Beverly Hills of the police, Houston died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at 15:55 o'clock local time.
Houston is located in the area of Los Angeles, California, for an event hosted by Clive Davis