While the tweets continue to flow in and the celebrities continue to comment, one singer has A LOT to say about dear Whitney.
Celine Dion always looked up to Whitney as a singing inspiration, but she wasn't too comfortable with her leisure activities, that's for sure!!
Whitney's been an amazing inspiration for me. I've been singing with her my whole career, actually. I wanted to have a career like hers, sing like her, look beautiful like her.
It's just very unfortunate that drugs and, I don't know, bad people or bad influences took over. It took over her dreams, it took over her love and motherhood…
I mean, you think about Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, to get into drugs like that for whatever reason, is it because of the stress, the stress and bad influence, what happens? What happens when you have everything?
And it didn't just stop there! Celine became so emotional speaking on the loss, she began to open up on her fears of falling into the same crowd:
It's tragic. Her music will live forever, but it's not enough. Time after time we lose people—it's too soon and there's no time for that. I mean, taking pills to go perform and taking pills to wake up and taking pills to go to bed. It's so unfortunate.
There's something that happens that I don't understand, and that's why I'm so scared. I'm scared of show business, I'm scared of drugs, I'm scared of hanging out, and that's why I don't do parties and hanging out, and that's why I'm not part of show business. We have to be afraid.
While the ABC hit pulled in some big names for this season, we were particularly shocked to see that former Texas Governor Rick Perry signed on to put on his dancing shoes. TBH, the politician seems like he'd fit in better in the town from Footloose than on DWTS!
Anywho, be sure to ch-ch-check out the FULL list of celebs and their dancing partners (below)!