Whitney Houston death: Celebrity reactions

Slideshow posted in Photos | Saturday, February 11, 2012

14 of 18: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, said this about Whitney Houston after her death on Feb. 11, 2012:

'I just can't talk about it right now,' Franklin said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. 'It's so stunning and unbelievable. I couldn't believe what I was reading coming across the TV screen. My heart goes out to Cissy, her daughter Bobbi Kris, her family and Bobby.'

(Pictured: Aretha Franklin appears on 'The Wendy Williams Show' on March 2, 2011.) (Debmar-Mercury)