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_ “Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do.” _ Pink, in a Twitter post

_ “At the apex of her career, Whitney had no peer, with a voice that shaped a generation. She has left behind a musical and film legacy that will endure…. she will be sorely missed by us all.” _ Bishop T.D. Jakes, producer of Houston’s final film project, a remake of the movie “Sparkle.”

_ “I think her contribution was her excellence of all levels. She was outstandingly gorgeous, an excellent performer … Excellent vocalist. She was excellent on some many levels, and set the standard for what it is to be a great female artist.” _ India.Arie

_ “She blessed us with so much greatness in songs that we can never ever forget her.” _ Producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, who worked with Houston

_ “Her music inspired millions and the power of her voice was hard to match in its depth and crystalline beauty.” _ Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who knew Houston.