Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan react to news of Whitney Houston's death

Shocking! There is no other way to describe the news of Whitney Houston's tragic death. The superstar was just 48 years old.

While details are very sketchy at the moment, CNN Showbiz Tonight is reporting that the singer was at the Beverly Hilton when she died. The cause is unknown at this time. We can only imagine how this is tragedy is going to affect tomorrow night's Grammy Awards.

Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan were some of the stars who took to Twitter to express their love for the superstar, famous for so many iconic songs, including her unforgettable rendition of the National Anthem (which rose higher on the charts than Jose Feliciano's famous version).


Ricky Martin expressed his sadness

RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly

Gloria Estefan released a series of Tweets her grief.

Shocked we've lost the immensely talented Whitney Houston! Sending prayers of peace & solace 2 her family, friends & fans! Such a loss!

Followed by:

Whitney was always so sweet to me! Was rooting for her through her struggles! Such a shame...I'm truly saddened by this news!

Other Latino stars took to twitter including Pitbull ("RIP Whitney Houston") Eva Longoria ("My heart is broken"), Marc Anthony ("Can't believe it. Rest in Peace Whitney. Que descanses") and Mariah Carey, who said she was "heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend." Jennifer Lopez ( ¨Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family... R.I.P. Whitney.¨), Christina Aguilera (¨We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney´s family. She will be missed¨.), Demi Lovato (¨This can´t be true... One of my idols gone? No. This is so unbelievably sad... RIPWhitneyHouston.¨), Bruno Mars (¨This is terrible news. I´m sick to my stomach. Nobody sang like Whitney.¨), Naya Rivera (¨Oh my gosh. I´m speechless. R.I.P. Whitney Houston¨), Mario Lopez (¨Just got out of mass & heard the tragic news about Whitney. Speechless. Absolutely loved her. Just spoke with @RayJ about her yesterday!¨), Enrique Iglesias (¨My thoughts and prayers go out to Whitney and her entire family. Working with her is an experience that I will cherish forever¨.)

Personally, I am so sad that another of the musical icons of my youth has died way too soon. Thank goodness we have YouTube and we can always hear Whitney's incredible voice. Here is her famous duet with Enrique Iglesis, "Could I have this Dance Forever" that I found while researching this story. RIP Whitney, you will be missed.


What was your favorite Whitney Houston song?

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