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Whitney Houston

Tearful Reunion with El Debarge

Days Before Death

2/11/2012 9:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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In one of the final candid videos of Whitney Houston, the legendary singer ran into El Debarge at a nightclub in Hollywood ... and the two shared a very touching embrace. 

It went down in the VIP lounge at Tru nightclub on Thursday night. Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, can also be seen in the video. 

Houston performed with El Debarge back in 1999 during the Soul Train Music Awards tribute to Luther Vandross. They both battled addiction.

Houston was photographed later in the evening leaving the club ... looking worse for wear (see below). 

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Houston was found dead today in her hotel room in Beverly Hills. She was 48.

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ralph    

too many drugs never killed her before

986 days ago
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tucker    

That was so sad, especially knowing she's passed now.

986 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

How sad that she died so young, what a great loss to her family and the music industry. RIP Whitney!

986 days ago
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louise parker    

Whitney Houston Last Performance at Pre Grammy Party 2012 video on Friday night..

http://yep.it/Whitney

986 days ago
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yessir    

AWWW

986 days ago
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Jason Wright    

NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAY....NO MATTER WHAT SHE DID....YOU CAN NOT DENY HER VOICE....SHE WAS TRULY ONE IN A MILLION....I LOVE YOU WHITNEY REST IN PEACE SWEETIE.....

986 days ago
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Ali    

So sad. Grew up listening to her. She was only ten years older than me and I never knew that until today. Thinking back to the 80's she was so young. Just in her 20's. She seemed so much more mature and older than I was. Now looking back, she was just a kid. RIP. A true gem.

986 days ago
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cindy    

Whitney didnt know that was El Debarge, she thought it was her gardener.

986 days ago
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cindy    

El Debarge was probably just happy that someone recognized him.. I would have thought that he was my gardener.

986 days ago
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BigTim    

I never saw the attraction to this woman's music. In fact, her voice kind of nauseated me. Remember kids, Crack is Whack!

986 days ago
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Nicoleasm    

Guys, Debarge was a drug addict as well, he was in rehab, since last year, which ruined his chances at success again in the past couple of years...that's probably where the tears came from. Maybe they both knew what the other was going through/went through or she was happy to see him out of rehab, getting his life back together.

986 days ago
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FABIO    

She's been dying for years...

986 days ago
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Truth    

EL DEBARGE, ANOTHER DRUG ADDICT... SAD. HE WENT TO REHAB RECENTLY. #TRUTH!!

986 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Well well well. It looks like TMZ had to actually do a bit of El Debarge research after disrepecting him multiple times this week. Remember you said his brother (Janet Jackson's ex-husband) was the lead singer of El Debarge? Remember you mocked his Grammy nominations? Is it safe to assume you know who the hell he is now?

986 days ago
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