Whitney Houston death: Celebrity reactions

Slideshow posted in Photos | Saturday, February 11, 2012

3 of 18: 'Please, please someone tell me it's not true...' singer Bette Midler Tweeted hours after Whitney Houston's death on Feb. 11, 2012. 'Little by little these deaths kill the best part of each of us, the awe and joy we feel when we hear a gift that can only come from God.' (Pictured: Bette Midler appears in a promotional photo from her HBO special 'The Showgirl Must Go On' in 2010.) (HBO)