Following the news that stunned everyone across the globe of Whitney Houston passing away last Saturday, celebrities quickly huddled in order to make a tribute for the late legendary diva at the Grammy Awards Sunday night. LL Cool J hosted the awards, and gave a speech honoring Houston which was powerful enough to leave some audience members in tears. Soon afterward, Jennifer Hudson performed the late idol's well known song, "I Will Always Love You" in tribute to her memory.
After the performance, Jennifer hopped onto twitter, showing her love and appreciation for Houston, saying "It was the greatest honor of my life to pay tribute to Whitney's memory. It was from my heart. Her family is in my prayers."
Many other celebrities gave a small tribute to the late diva on twitter, and here's what some of them had to say.
"At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned." - Ryan Seacrest
"Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time." - Nicki Minaj
"Whitney Houston, I will always miss you I always loved you and my heart grieves for my sister gone to soon. (RIP Whitney)" - MC Hammer
"So sad to hear the news about Whitney Houston. :( She was such a beautiful and talented woman. My heart goes out to her family. RIP" - Paris Hilton
"I found my voice singing Whitney Houston's music. Today I lost my idol." - Jessica Simpson
"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
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- Whitney Houston