Celebrities around the country are reeling at the news of the sudden death of Whitney Houston.
Stars like Mariah Carey, Ciara, Queen Latifah, Niecy Nash, Usher and more are sharing their heartfelt emotions on Twitter. And in Los Angeles, where stars gathered at the Clive Davis pre-Grammys gala that was to have featured an appearance by Houston, folks like Jimmy Jam, Gladys Knight, India.Arie, and Ne-Yo shared their favorite Whitney memories with ESSENCE Entertainment Director Cori Murray. (Pictured: Alicia Keys and Clive Davis console each other outside the gala, as her husband Swizz Beatz looks on.)
Click through the gallery to read the stars’ reactions to the sad news.