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Saturday
Feb112012

Whitney Houston Dies: Stars Flood Twitter with Tributes 

Kevin Mazur/AMA2009/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Soon after the death of Whitney Houston was confirmed Saturday, celebrities, fans and friends of the late singer flooded Twitter with tributes.  At one point, every trending topic on Twitter was Whitney-related.  Here's a roundup of some of the comments about Houston's passing:

Mariah Carey: "Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney's family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth."

Christina Aguilera: "We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney's family. She will be missed."

Pink: "Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do. 'a few stolen moments is all that we share' RIP."

Nicki Minaj:  "Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time."

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

Usher:  "R.I.P Whitney Houston... A true icon of our time. Gone too soon. My heart goes out to the family in their time of distress."

Jennifer Lopez: "Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family... #R.I.P.Whitney."

Cee Lo Green: "R.I.P. Sister WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!! We will always love you."

Katy Perry: "So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P."

Simon Cowell: "I am so sad to hear about Whitney. We have lost one of the greatest singers of all time."

Queen Latifah: "Oh Dear Lord! Hurting so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!"

Rihanna: "No words! Just tears #DearWhitney....Feels so strange being at the Grammy rehearsal right now!!"

Bruno Mars: "This is terrible news..I'm sick to my stomach. Nobody sang like Whitney."

Smokey Robinson: "I've known Whitney since she was a little girl and I have always loved her. She was like family to me and I will miss her dearly."

Clay Aiken: “RIP Whitney Houston. The soundtrack of so many lives. I’m sure Heaven reverberates 2nite with the sound of ur voice. It always was angelic.”

Ruben Studdard: "I just can't believe Whitney is gone. What an amazing voice. Rest In Peace Whitney I will Always Love You!!!!!!"

Nickelback: "Rest in Peace Whitney Houston. Thank you for the gift you gave us all."

Chris Daughtry:  "Whitney Houston dead at 48. Wow! I'm speechless."

Justin Bieber: "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."

Tony Bennett: "It's a tragedy. Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I've ever heard and she will be truly missed."

L.A. Reid:  "I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest voice of all time! R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you!"

Chaka Khan: "I'm speechless...I'm in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family."

Toni Braxton: "My heart is weeping...RIP to the Legendary Diva & Icon Whitney Houston!!!!! Such an incredible influence over music as a whole!"

Ricky Martin: "RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly."

Paris Hilton: "So sad to hear the news about Whitney Houston. :( She was such a beautiful and talented woman. My heart goes out to her family."

Missy Elliott: "This is such a sad moment! I'm speechless I have no words of what I'm feeling right now. Rest in Peace Whitney Houston I love u."

Adam Levine: "Tomorrow night at the Grammys, the only person on our minds will be Whitney Houston."

Glee star Amber Riley: "I had to pull over off the road. RIP Whitney Houston. I'm glad now that I got to meet you and thank you for your beautiful music."

Jessica Simpson: "I found my voice singing Whitney Houston's music. Today I lost my idol."

Slash: "Shattering news about Whitney. RIP."

Bette Midler: "Please, please someone tell me it's not true."

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Friday
Aug192011

Sixth Victim of Indiana Stage Collapse Dies

Joey Foley/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- A 22-year-old college student is the sixth person to die from injuries suffered when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair last weekend.

Jennifer Haskell, a senior at Ball State University, died Friday morning at a hospital in Indianapolis. Her uncle, Mike Whited, announced her death in a statement.

Along with several people who died immediately, at least four dozen others were injured by the stage crash in high winds during a concert Saturday night.

The fair reopened Monday after a memorial service to remember the victims of accident.

The fair's reopening after a day of being closed on Sunday comes as state officials widen their investigation of the cause of the stage's collapse and what role the weather, particularly such a forceful gust of wind, might have played.

Along with checking for signs of structural problems with the stage, investigators were reviewing whether fair and state officials acted swiftly enough in alerting concertgoers to a severe thunderstorm watch that was issued nearly three hours before the scheduled concert.

While many people fled as the massive structure fell under the force of the winds, hundreds rushed to help the victims, many trying to lift the stage to free people trapped underneath.

The crowd had been warned that thunderstorms were approaching and that they might have to evacuate. But the same announcer said concert organizers hoped the show would go on, so many stayed put.

Two minutes later, just before 9 p.m., it was too late.

"The funnel cloud came in and all of a sudden it started twirling around and the next thing I knew, I looked over my shoulder and the stand started coming down," witness Jay Keiser said.

Officials said the accident was the worst at the Indiana fairgrounds since a 1963 explosion at the fairgrounds coliseum killed 74 people attending an ice skating show.

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