Rihanna tweets tears for Whitney Houston
LOS ANGELES, Monday February 13, 2012 - Tributes continue to flow for the late Whitney Houston following her death at a Beverley Hills hotel on Saturday night at the age of 48.
A number of celebrities including songstress Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Ms. Houston during last night’s Grammy Awards.
Among those paying tribute to the late singer dubbed the queen of pop, was Barbadian sensation Rihanna. “No words! Just tears Dear Whitney … I honestly can’t think of anything else!” the vocalist tweeted on Saturday night.
Ms. Houston was found in her room around 3:55 p.m. on Saturday, and police said while there was no sign of foul play, investigations into her death will be ongoing.
The popular Houston, known for hits such as The Body Guard and I Will Always Love You, was remembered by fellow celebrities as a beautiful and talented singer and actress.
“Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston,” said singer Mariah Carey, who recorded the Academy Award-winning song, When You Believe, with the late star in 1998.
Singer Gloria Estefan said she was “shocked” by Ms. Houston’s unexpected passing. “We’ve lost the immensely talented Whitney Houston!” she tweeted. “Sending prayers of peace and solace to her family, friends & fans! Such a loss! Such an amazing talent!”
Popular country singer Dolly Parton was also among those expressing sorrow at Ms. Houston’s passing, stating that she will be missed.
Meanwhile, Ms. Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown is reported to have broken down after taking the stage to perform in Mississippi on Saturday night following her death.
He paid tribute to his ex-wife while confessing his love for her. The couple was married for 14 years.
Ms. Houston, who also fought a long battle with substance abuse, released a total of seven albums, three film soundtracks and is the winner of six Grammys.
She also sold over 200 million albums and singles worldwide, has 22 American Music Awards, two Emmy Awards and 30 Billboard Awards.
One day before she died, Ms. Houston sang Yes, Jesus Loves Me.