GOSPEL Stars React to Whitney Houston’s Death

Written by: Martin Williams


Though she is a pop icon, she came from and stayed connected to the church. GOSPELflava joins with the rest of the world in mourning the loss of GRAMMY Award Winning Singer and Actress Whitney Houston.

The singer who sold over 170 million records worldwide, was found dead in her hotel room in Los Angeles, just a day before the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The cause of death is still unknown, however when news of the singer’s death broke, millions around the world, including the Gospel community, took to social media to express the impact of her music on their career.

James Fortune: “We have lost an ICON! I am deeply saddened by the news of Whitney Houston’s passing! Praying for her family! This still doesn’t seem real! There will never be another Whitney Elizabeth Houston”

CeCe Winans: “Pray for Bobbi Kris, Cissy and the rest of my dear friends & family! I LOVED her SO much, but God loved her more. I pray she’s resting in His arms!”

Martha Munizzi: “Losing Whitney Houston is tragic! I grew up listening to her music and she was such an inspiration to me. The last song she sang publicly was, “Yes Jesus Loves Me.” I’m so glad she knew that! I’m praying for her family that God’s peace would surround them. R.I.P Whitney, You Will be missed”

BeBe Winans: “Heartbroken over the loss of my sister and friend Whitney. Praying for her mother, daughter and the entire family. Love you  Whit.”

Isaac Carree: “Losing Whitney Houston has me extremely heavy!!! Lord give that family peace, in the name of Jesus”

Donnie McClurkin: “Just hearing a few hours ago of my sister passing away… I’m in Nigeria feeling sorrow… praying 4the Houston family! This is a hard 1 4me!”

Kirk Whalum:  “Whitney, you changed my life. You’re home. Finally whole. I’m glad.”

21:03: “This one hurts..real talk..Whitney we will always love you”.

Deitrick Haddon: “My heart is so broken for Whitney Houston! She was an amazing gift to the world, Praying For the Family :-(”

Damita Haddon: “Couldn’t sleep last night… My Heart is grieved, the pain is real. Praying for Bobbi Christina, loosing a mom is world changing, I lost mine 8 months ago, Loosing someone is never easy but when its your mom and you are close it tears your heart out! Please pray for Whitney’s daughter and family as well.”

Darlene McCoy: ” I feel like I’ve lost a family member. RIP Whitney Houston, this is horrible, I’m so sad”

Dorinda Clark Cole : “We are so saddened by the news of the death of Whitney Houston and are praying for her family”.

Israel Houghton: “My heart is devastated. The diva of my Generation…Whitney Houston…RIP.”

Karen Clark Sheard: “My sincere condolences and prayers go to Whitney Houston’s family, GOD bless and keep them. A true icon, legend, and phenomenal voice, Gone to soon.


We join in prayer for the family and friends and countless fans who have been impacted by her music and her presence.

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5 Responses to “GOSPEL Stars React to Whitney Houston’s Death”

  1. Stephanie R. Williams says:

    Heart is VERY heavy since learning of Whitney’s passing.My prayers goes up for Whitney’s family,friends,loved ones and her fans.There will NEVER be another WHITNEY HOUSTON!You will be greatly missed Ms.Houston.R.I.P :'(

  2. Vanessa Robinson says:

    I loved Whitney Houston and felt like she was family, even though I never met her. Whitney was a class act beautiful and very savvy singer and actress: a another great star… has fallen. I feel we did not do enough to save her life nor Michael Jackson. Many could see that the voice was not the same after years of abuse to her vocal cords, this must have been devastating to her. Whitney’s song, “I LOOK TO YOU’ was it prophetic cry of her soul!!! I truly wonder… i trust Jesus has given her peace.. Now let us comfort and extend our love to Bobbi Kristina, Cissy Houston, and family of the voice and memory of Ms Whitney Houston. I have a great sense of lost and very numb about the entire 48 hours of her life: I loved you Whitney, more than all the music you have left behind, your sweet spirit and smile is what I will treasure.

  3. Nevin Reid says:

    I Am Still Shock To Hear The Passing Of My Dear Friend Sister and Mentor
    I Think am Still Dreaming But am Not Please Keep The Cissy and Kristina In
    Your Prayers. i Am Still Shock i Will Miss Her Voice And Laughter Rest In
    His Arms I Will Always Love You No Matter What.

  4. Renee Middleton says:

    Death is always sad. Our heavenly father knows and his will is perfect. Condolences go out to the entire family and friends of Ms. Houston.


    This time called life is so very short. What an amazing gift to have our dear sister in our midst for this brief time. I find a REST knowing Father has spared her from things to come and desired her to be with Him more than with us. May we continue to grow in love and appreciation, not only of our dear sister, but with one another as we celebrate the individual beauty of each of us in our unique giftings and personalities. LOVE YOU ALWAYS WHITNEY!

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