OFFSTAGE: Whitney Houston's Death Shocks and Saddens Music Community

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The details of Whitney Houston's tragic and untimely death are still just coming in. But the stars are sharing their memories and more on Twitter with the hashtags #RIPWhitneyHouston and #WeWillAlwaysLoveYou. Celebrities of all genres who appreciated the impact Houston's long list of hit songs had on America were tweeting their shock, condolences and heavenly wishes.

LeAnn Rimes: I can't stop crying. I have a show to do soon. Wow, I learned how to do what I do because of 3 great women, one being Whitney. She was always so kind to me. This is not gonna be an easy show for sure. I'm doing what she taught me to do by listening to her records over & over as a little girl. Her death is very surreal.

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott: We are so heartbroken to hear of the loss of Whitney Houston. One of the best voices EVER! Praying God's comfort for her family.

Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus: Whitney Houston has died!!! Oh my goodness, what a loss. ... Sad.

Chris Young: RIP Whitney Houston. Truly one of the best vocalists of all time/all genres. #sadday

Billy Ray Cyrus: R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you and your music and talents will live on forever.

Jo Dee Messina: Whitney Houston. So sad. The world will miss that beautiful voice. We will always love you. Deepest sympathy to her family.

Danny Gokey: Whoa!!! just found out Whitney Houston died!!!!! Such sad news.

Laura Bell Bundy: Noooo!!! Please tell me it's not true?! Whitney we will always love you! #rip

Demi Lovato: This can't be true. ... One of my idols gone?? No. This is so unbelievably sad. ... #RIPWhitneyHouston"

Nicki Minaj: Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.

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