'I will always love you' on Houston's headstone

'I will always love you' on Houston's headstone

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WESTFIELD, NJ - FEBRUARY 20: The grave site of singer Whitney Houston and her father John Russell Houston Jnr located in the East Ridge section of the Fairview Cemetery on February 20, 2012 in Westfield, New Jersey. The singer who was found dead in her hotel room at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 11, 2012 has been buried close to her father John, who died in 2003. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 23, 2013 at 7:08 PM

WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY -- Whitney Houston's grave in New Jersey has been marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone -- with an inscription well known to her fans: "I will always love you."

The 48-year-old pop music queen died Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. An autopsy found she had drowned accidentally, with heart disease and cocaine use contributing to her death.

She was buried next to her father in Westfield, N.J., about 20 miles west of New York.

Her headstone includes a heart-shaped engraving upon which her image and the words "THE VOICE" are etched in capital letters.

Just below is the inscription "I will always love you," from the Dolly Parton song Houston made famous. Houston's recording of the song was played at her funeral.

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