Whitney Houston's funeral will be held at noon on Saturday, February 18, 2012, where the services will be held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey which seats up to 1,500 people. The service will be by invitation only. In the meantime, celebrity stars mourned Whitney each in his/her way after she has been the close friend, idol and icon for many of them. So here are some of the stars’ quotes:
Janet Jackson: "I couldn't believe it. Immediately I started shaking… She was known as the voice. When she would open her mouth and this instrument would come out, you would obviously understand why. She was such a sweet sweet soul.”
Mariah Carey:"She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth."
Dolly Parton:"I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, 'Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.”
Oprah Winfrey: "To me Whitney was THE VOICE. We got to hear a part of God every time she sang. Heart is heavy, spirit grateful for the GIFT of her."
Celine Dion:"When I started my career, I wanted to be like her. I loved her so much. My prayers go out to her daughter and to all of her family."
Queen Latifa: "Oh Dear Lord! Hurting so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!"
Usher: "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."
Alicia Keys:"I feel sick.... Life is precious, we are fragile souls. Let's love each other! I miss you beautiful Whitney, the whole world misses you!!"
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