The text message read simply, "Whitney's dead," and that's how Mervyn Warren got the news the star singer, who he'd worked with on the six-time-platinum-selling "The Preacher's Wife" soundtrack, was gone.

Warren was just waking up in his Los Angeles home when he received the fateful text.

"A friend of mine who is actually one of my recording engineers and worked with me on Whitney's Christmas album (2003's 'One Wish: The Holiday Album'), he texted me," Warrens says. "I sat up, turned on the TV and there it all was."

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