10 Most Heartbreaking Twitter Tributes to Whitney Houston

Whitney HoustonThe world was shocked this weekend when Whitney Houston, music legend, was found dead at a hotel in Beverly Hills. Yeah, her lifestyle in recent years has left something to be desired, but still -- it was Whitney. She was an icon. I dare you to find a female over the age of 25 -- musically-inclined or not -- who hasn't shut her bedroom door, picked up a brush, and lip synced to one of her songs. It was sort of a rite of passage back then.

Sort of like how reacting to a celebrity death over Twitter is a rite of passage now. Tons of singers, actresses, and reality stars posted messages about Whitney's death to the social networking site over the weekend. Of course. All the tweets were sad, but here are the 10 most heartbreaking of all.

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Lady Gaga: "When I wrote 'Born This Way' I imagined Whitney singing it because I wasn't secure enough to be a star."

Kelly Rowland: "I am beyond heartbroken. Whitney Houston was undoubtedly one of the greatest singers & performers of all time & such a huge influence on me."

Alicia Keys: "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!!"

Forest Whitaker: "May gods breath surround you, Whitney. And may you be held in the arms of the angels. Please, pray to comfort all those who hold her dear."

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Dolly Parton: "Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. 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.'"

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

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

Oprah: "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."

Bethenny Frankel: "How tragic: Whitney Houston is dead. She seems to have been in pain for so much time that it makes me so terribly sad."

P!nk: "Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do."

On one hand, it's kind of nice to see kind words of support online when when somebody passes -- and it's always a little fascinating to see what celebrities write. But on the other hand, sometimes it just makes things a little bit more sad.

Were you shocked to hear about Whitney's death? Have you ever lip synced to one of her songs when you were alone?

 

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