It was exactly two years ago to the day that the fashion world sat down to Richard Chai’s show to news of Alexander McQueen’s tragic passing. Tonight, as editors and buyers took their seats at Joseph Altuzarra’s fall show, word of Whitney Houston’s devastating passing whipped through the dark room. The singing legend was only 48-years-old, and though news reports have yet to identify the cause of death, she struggled quite publicly with drugs over the past decade. Houston was meant to appear at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala in Beverly Hills tonight and she performed just two days ago at another Grammy party. Tomorrow’s ceremony is bound to turn into a tribute to the late icon but for now, Hollywood’s taken to Twitter to mourn Houston’s too-short life.
At Grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned.
Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston.
We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney’s family. She will be missed.
No words! Just tears #DearWhitney
I honestly can’t think of anything else!!!
Feels so strange being at the Grammy rehearsal right now!!
just heard the news. so crazy. One of the GREATEST VOICES EVER just passed. RIP Whitney Houston. My prayers go out to her friends and family
It’s a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I’ve ever heard and she will be truly missed.
I’m speechless. Such sad news about Whitney Houston..
Sick to learn of Whitney Houston’s passing. On Clive Davis’s big night. Prayers to her family. So sad.
This is the saddest thing I’ve ever had to write in my life, R I P to one of the greatest humans that I have ever known Whitney Houston
Cee Lo Green
R.I.P. Sister WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!! We will always love you.