A new generation of artists took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Lena Horne, who died Sunday at age 92. The singer, actress and civil-rights activist is perhaps best known in the music world for her timeless rendition of “Stormy Weather.”
“Wow! Lena Horne! What an incredible woman & story of triumph!” Alicia Keys tweeted. “May we all know that life is a journey of possibility as long as we hang on … ”
Diddy also remembered the late music icon on Twitter, writing, “RIP to the QUEEN LENA HORNE!!!!! We thank you for all the doors that you have opened! We love you! WE MISS YOU!”
Monica chimed in: “RIP to the amazingly talented Lena Horne. U have truly left your mark on the world. U influenced many with your style and grace.”
“Dancing With the Stars” contestant Chad Ochocinco wrote, “Just been informed we’ve lost another great one in the beautiful LENA HORNE, favorite movie with her is STORMY WEATHER #sad.”
While young music fans might not be completely familiar with Horne, newer stars like Kelly Rowland paid their respects to the woman who helped pave the way for minority artists in the entertainment industry. “Sending prayers, and Love to The family of the Beautiful, Legendary Lena Horne,” Rowland wrote. “She will be missed!!!!”
“She was an icon,” Queen Latifah told ESPN. “I always remembered her as Glinda the Good Witch in ’The Wiz.’ She always had this amazing beauty, talent and warmth. Maybe it was her accent?”
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