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Korean stars mourn Houston’s death

Top Korean entertainers expressed their condolences to Whitney Houston’s fans through Twitter yesterday, mourning the death of the American pop diva and paying tribute to her achievements.

The tragic news of Houston’s death was reported in Korea yesterday morning, and local stars quickly took to the Internet to express what they were feeling about the megastar, who was 48 years old. Some said she was “a mentor” for their music careers.

“I can’t believe it,” singer Lee Young-hyun of Big Mama wrote on her Twitter account. “Whitney Houston had a big influence on me. She was my role model and my mentor.”

Singer Ock Joo-hyun, former member of Fin.K.L., also said: “My heart is breaking with the news that Houston has passed away. She was a singer like my first lover, whom I truly loved and respected.”

Houston, for whom the cause of death has yet to be determined, had big fan base in Korea. She held a concert in Korea in February 2010 as part of her world tour called “Nothing But Love.”
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