Fans of Whitney Houston sign a card blocks away from where her ...
Feb 18th, 2012
(Reuters) - Fans of Whitney Houston sign a card blocks away from where her funeral will take place at Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey February 18, 2012. Houston, 48, died in a Beverly Hills hotel room on February 11, the eve of the industry's Grammy Awards. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY) -
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