News of Whitney Houston’s Passing Had A HUGE Impact on Twitter [AUDIO]

February 13, 2012 12:01 am

Whitney Houston’s sudden passing on the eve of the Grammys this weekend saddened us all, and the impact she made on the entire planet was quickly evident on Twitter. In the first hour after the story broke, over 2.5 million tweets were recorded regarding her death. That’s over 1,000 tweets a second, with over 61,000 tweets in one particular minute alone.

R.I.P. Whitney Houston quickly became the #1 trending topic and stayed there for over a day. Celebrity tweets from all corners of entertainment poured in. Whitney Houston gone at 48, but obviously never to be forgotten. Check out some of the heartfelt tweets below.