As the world mourns the loss of singing great Whitney Houston, who died suddenly in Los Angeles today at the age of 48, musicians in L.A. for the Grammy Awards on Sunday declined to walk the red carpet or give press interviews at Clive Davis' annual Grammy Party out of respect to the singer's passing. Others used Twitter to pay their respects. Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes on Glee, will actually sing one of Whitney's greatest hits, I Will Always Love You, on the already-taped Valentines episode of the show airing Tuesday.
"I can't even breathe right now. Not Whitney. I'm in tears right now," she tweeted. "Had to pull over off the road. RIP Whitney Houston. I'm glad now that I got to meet you and thank you for your beautiful music."
Read on to see what other celebs tweeted about the sad news
Katy Perry: "So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P."
Nicki Minaj: "Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time."
Justin Bieber: "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"
Demi Lovato: This can't be true... One of my idols gone?? No. This is so unbelievably sad... #RIPWhitneyHouston
Rihanna: "No words! Just tears #DearWhitney"
Mariah Carey: "Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney's family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth."
Kevin Jonas: Watching the events on @CNN this is so sad and crazy.
Ariana Grande: R.I.P Whitney Houston... Thank you for your music and for inspiring me to sing. <3 I love you with all my heart forever.