Whitney Houston's Shocking Death At 48

Whitney Houston's death Saturday afternoon at a Beverly Hills hotel shocked fans and the industry to its core. Find out what her entertainment friends are saying about her tragic death at 48.

Whitney Houston Dead at 48: Celebrities react

Whitney Houston passed away Saturday in her Beverly Hills Hotel room, her rep confirmed to the Associated Press. She was 48.

Celebrities -- like her fans -- expressed shock and sadness after her death.

Clive Davis

Houston's mentor, Clive Davis, took the stage at his pre-Grammy Awards party on Saturday night, despite the sad circumstances.

"Whitney would have asked that the music go on. And her family said the show should go on," Davis said after taking the stage.

However, it's rumored that Houston's body is still in her room at the hotel.

"While Whitney Houston body is still in her room on the 4th floor Clive Davis's party is going on in the ballroom. Doesn't feel right to me," gossip columnist Rob Shuter tweeted.

Mariah Carey

Fellow singer (and sometimes collaborator) Mariah Carey reacted to Houston's death with a sad Twitter statement.

"Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston," she tweeted. "She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth."

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Nick Cannon

Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, followed up with a message of his own.

"Tell our loved ones how much we love them while they're still here. I wish I could've told Whitney how great she was one last time."

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest put on his reporter hat to talk about Houston's death.

"At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned," he tweeted. Later, he confirmed that Jennifer Hudson will perform a tribute to Houston at Sunday night's Grammy Awards.

"Shortly after news broke, grammy producers reached out to jennifer hudson to sing whitney tribute, she's now confirmed...plans in motion..."

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Bobby Brown

Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, took the stage with New Edition Saturday night in Memphis. However, he was obviously heartbroken.

"I love you, Whitney!" he sobbed from the stage.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber added his thoughts to Twitter.

"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."

Toni Braxton

Fellow R&B singer expressed her sadness over Houston's death with a series of tweets.

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

"She's paved the way for every single singer in the music industry. Iconic, legendary, innovating, amazing, humble ... 1 the best in the world."

Amber Riley and Lea Michele

In a sad coincidence, Glee star Amber Riley will perform a Houston song on the show this week.

"I can't believe you're singing "I will always love you" this Tuesday on #Glee," Lea Michele tweeted to her co-star.

"I'm glad we get to pay tribute to her," Riley tweeted back.

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Maricela Hernandez February 13, 2012 | 9:35 PM

May Whitney Houston RIP in the home of our Lord. I remember driving to college in the early 80s listening to Whitney's greatest hits on my 8 track. Letty Lozano, a great friend n colleague knew my love for her voice n music, gave me my 1st cassette of her greatest hits with my 1st cassette player. At that time , I thought it was the best gift I got for my graduation as a nurse. I have a Masters degree in nursing n continue to care for people with thier illnesses n wouldn't want to do anything else. Whitney I love u for who u Wer n you are now resting in peace. Death is our destiny in life. We are born to die. God keep you in his home.

Courtney February 12, 2012 | 2:36 PM

I cried cried and cried rip whitney houston lord the news is very sad my heart gors out to her family and close friends lord please b w them right now find comfort in there hearts i love u whitney

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