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'Shocked and Saddened' by Whitney's Death

2/11/2012 7:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The passing of Whitney Houston has hit the band New Edition hard, as one would expect, and they are all praying for her family ... the band tells TMZ. 

In a statement, the group tells TMZ, "We are absolutely shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely death of our dear sister Whitney. As a group, we are extremely close; when one of us hurts, we all hurt."

Bobby Brown, Whitney's ex-husband and father of her only child, is a member of the band.

They continue, "As much as we are in pain right now, we will continue to draw strength from God, as we support and comfort our brother Bobby, their daughter Bobbi-Christina and Whitney's mother Cissy Houston. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the entire Brown-Houston family today and always."

As TMZ first reported, Brown is with the group in Mississippi where they have a show scheduled this evening. As of now, it will go on as planned.

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Truth    

Who the f*ck caresss!!!!! Bobby was responsible for her death as if he held the gun to her head. Somehow I highly doubt he's really that sad. #LOSER. #Truth!!

955 days ago
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CountryGal    

They are so sad they will perform tonight then have an after party?

955 days ago
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cjs    

IMHO he has to board a plane to be with their daughter.

955 days ago
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Coco Chanel     

RIP Whitney ....

955 days ago
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louise parker    

Whitney Houston Not Well in Grammy Party 2012 on Last Thursday night photos revealed here

http://su.pr/56eBA8

955 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

I just pray their daughter finds a new path!!!!!!!!...and doesn't allow the addictions of her mom and dad kill her!...WISHING YOU THE BEST BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER...stay strong!!!!!..

955 days ago
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Chris    

How can they pray and sing/dance like idiots at the same time?

955 days ago
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Wow ...    

With all due respect, I understand some members going forward with the show - a contract, fans & mega money on the line. BUT Bobby? Yes, we question his past and how Whitney got started on the stuff...but wtf? Shouldn't HE step up and comfort his daughter, who just lost her Mother??

955 days ago
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stacy    

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU BOBBY... GO BE WITH YOUR DAUGHTER YOU WORTHLESS P.O.S!!!!!

955 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Yea they're so distraught they canceled their show right? HELLL NO, he's gotsta keeps dat crack dough flowin now that his dough beech be gone...He's gonna finally have to work for a living instead of beating up and tearing down this woman for a living. If I was related to Whitney Houston I'd have 5 zips out there tonight dragging him off that stage and straight to the Bayou's to be disposed of for once and for all. Only it would have been done while she was still alive. That's how you kill a woman without killing her ghettomen, turn her into a crack ho. Nice work BB. P O S.

955 days ago
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CountryGal    

LoL@people acting "shocked"

955 days ago
13.

Metta Worldhate    

Saddened? Yes

Shocked? Not really.

955 days ago
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DubstepDistribution    

http://www.tmz.com/member/truth/, you're a douchebag. karma is a motherfukker

955 days ago
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DubstepDistribution    

http://www.tmz.com/member/truth/, you're a douchebag. karma is a motherfukker

955 days ago
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