News of Whitney Houston’s Passing Had A HUGE Impact on Twitter [AUDIO]
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.
At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) February 12, 2012
I found my voice singing Whitney Houston’s music. Today I lost my idol.
— Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson) February 12, 2012
I just can’t talk about it now. It’s so stunning and unbelievable. I couldn’t believe what I was reading coming across the TV screen.
— Aretha Franklin (@ArethaFranklin) February 12, 2012
I’m so sad…whitney houston was so kind, sweet, wonderful, amazing, talented, and a true gift to the world…#iwillalwaysloveyou
— will.i.am (@iamwill) February 12, 2012
The voice of an Angel, the Heart of a Lamb, the spirit of a Lioness, the presence of a Goddess, love you R.I.P Whitney Houston
— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) February 12, 2012
Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time.Sending out prayers to her family… #R.I.P.Whitney.
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) February 12, 2012
Very sad news about Whitney. My heart and prayers go out to her daughter and family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 12, 2012
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 (cont) tl.gd/fs2cgs
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) February 12, 2012
I am so sad to hear about Whitney. We have lost one of the greatest singers of all time.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) February 12, 2012
Devastating news about Whitney Houston. What an amazing talent.
— Courteney Cox (@CourteneyCox) February 12, 2012
R.I.P Whitney Houston… A true icon of our time. Gone too soon. My heart goes out to the family in their time of distress.URIV
— Usher Raymond IV (@UsherRaymondIV) February 12, 2012
It’s a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I’ve ever heard and she will be truly missed.
— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) February 12, 2012
RIP Whitney HoustonAn amazing talent & a tragic soul. So sad.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 12, 2012
R.I.P. Whitney Houston. #Retweet for Respect 1-Love, 1-Legend, 1-Nation!
— Eddie Murphy ® (@_EddieMurphy_) February 12, 2012
Just heard the tragic news that Whitney Houston passed away. I pray for her daughter & loved ones. We will always love you Whitney…
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) February 12, 2012
rip 2 a Legendary Diva, Icon, Mother & Friend Whitney Houston. 1 of the greatest voices ever. u will be truly missed. R.I.P Whitney Houston
— Timbaland (@Timbaland) February 12, 2012
Oh Dear Lord! Huritng so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) February 12, 2012
RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love anddeepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) February 12, 2012
I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest voice of all time! R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you!
— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) February 12, 2012
RIP Whitney Houston, a Legend and great American artist. And always, one of Newark’s and New Jersey’s treasured daughters.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 12, 2012
Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can’t believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..
— iamdiddy (@iamdiddy) February 12, 2012
Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) February 12, 2012
No words! Just tears #DearWhitney
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 12, 2012
deeply saddened by the death of Whitney Houston…may she rest in peace >> bit.ly/yNudvn
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) February 12, 2012
R.I.P. Whitney Huston, I’ve always idolized her and her amazing talent <3
— Paris Jacksoη (@ParisJackson) February 12, 2012
I am so very sad to hear of Whitney Houston’s passing. She was one of our great artist that graced us all. May she rest in peace.
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) February 12, 2012
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) February 12, 2012
Wow! I just heard of Whitney Houston’s passing. My heart and prayers go out to her daughter. She will always be remembered. Very tragic.
— Kourtney Kardashian (@KourtneyKardash) February 12, 2012
Whitney. Rest in peace. There will never be another like you. Lenny
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) February 12, 2012
Just heard Whitney Houston passed away many prayers go out to her family and all who are grieving the loss of an icon. So sad… RIP
— KhloéKardashianOdom (@KhloeKardashian) February 12, 2012
RIP Whitney Houston.
— Drizzy (@Drake) February 12, 2012
so saddened about Whitney Houston.a LEGEND. RIP
— Lucy Hale (@lucyyhale) February 12, 2012
Dear God … There is a grief that can’t be spoken#DEVASTATED
— Rosie O’Donnell (@Rosie) February 12, 2012