Simon Cowell and Quincy Jones Tribute Whitney Houston
Amy Winehouse's father Mitch said he was "absolutely devastated" and tweeted: "Amy, Etta, Whitney. Their music will NEVER die. What a great girl group in heaven. Mitch."
Producer Quincy Jones released a statement saying, "I am absolutely heartbroken at the news of Whitney's passing. I always regretted not having had the opportunity to work with her. She was a true original and a talent beyond compare. I will miss her terribly. There are so few people like her in the world. They are a rarefied breed, these are true superstar, legendary divas and I say divas in the nicest possible way. She had one of the greatest voices I have ever heard in my life, ever."
Grammy Awards host LL Cool J opened Sunday night's ceremony with a prayer for Houston saying, "There is no way around this. We've had a death in our family. The only thing that feels right is to begin with a prayer for a woman who we loved – for our fallen sister, Whitney Houston." more on this story
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