China and Taiwan celebrities are lamenting the loss of superstar Whitney Houston.
“I always fantasized about sharing the same stage with her one day and telling her I like her a lot. But now the dream can never come true” — Lin Yu-chun (林育群), “Taiwan’s Susan Boyle” who shot to fame for his rendition of Houston’s signature song I Will Always Love You.
Yu-chun burst into tears on Sunday when giving interviews about the influence of Houston on him.
“Whitney Houston is my favorite singer! I was admitted into Beijing’s PLA Academy of Arts after singing her songs, including I Will Always Love You, during the exam. Thought I could see her today. Her voice will be always in my heart.” — Folk singer Sa Dingding (萨顶顶)
“What a shame!” – Singer A-mei (張惠妹)
“I used to love her film The Bodyguard a lot” – Actress Kelly Lin (林熙蕾)
“There is one more happy angel in heaven. The world lost one more female singer who cannot rescue herself. I can sing every one of her songs. I Will Always Love You.” – Singer Na Ying (那英)
Netizens always expressed their disbelief on China’s Twitter Clone, Sina Weibo microblog.
“I only learned about Whitney Houston’s passing today. Sigh. Queen of pop music. I grew up listening to her songs. May God always be with you” — Grandaxe
“I listened to her songs the whole night long. Can’t believe another great voice has disappeared” – Campus DJ Field (校园DJ田野)
“Stores/shops should only play Whitney Houston’s songs today” – Lan Jin (蓝瑾)
“Thought this was fake news … Whitney Houston ” – PangPang Wen (PangPang 文)
“Aside from I Will Always Love You, her Greatest Love of All is also my favorite. But God is too cruel …” – Elvira Law
“Whitney Houston has boarded Noah’s Ark. You guys! She’s only in her 40s. She must have boarded the ark. How could it be possible that she has died?” – Little C Xian Sen (小C先森)