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Whitney Houston

Tombstone Etched with

Most Famous Lyrics

7/15/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0711-whitney-houston-grave-tmzWhen you think of Whitney Houston you think ... "I Will Always Love You"  -- and now you always will, because it's engraved on her tombstone.

Whitney's grave at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey was finally given a headstone last week, after sitting vacant since her death in 2012.

The epitaph on the new heart-shaped marker reads: "Whitney E. Houston Aug. 9, 1963 -- Feb. 11 2012 ... THE VOICE ... 'I Will Always Love You'."

Interestingly, while Whitney made "I Will Always Love You" famous in "The Bodyguard" -- it was written, and originally performed, by Dolly Parton.

If you're thinking they should've gone with lyrics from "Greatest Love of All" ... "Saving All My Love for You" ... or "I'm Every Woman" -- yeah, she didn't write those either. 

Whitney is buried next to her father ... per her wishes.

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16.

Eric    

To quote Joan Rivers "What have we learned from the death of Whitney Houston?............If you do drugs, take a shower"

373 days ago
17.

chipz    

So what Tmz! She sung it better than dolly parton tight face big tittie ass. And Eye E Eye Will Always Love You Who Eye. Rip Whitney!!!

373 days ago
18.

static    

I wanna dance with somebody would have been completely inappropriate.

373 days ago
19.

kommit    

"I will always love you" that's really nice but it's NOT HER SONG! It's Dolly Parton's song!

373 days ago
20.

Denver    

If you look really closely just at the base, it is her other famous line. "Crack is Whack",,

373 days ago
21.

charlei harper    

Nippy dead

373 days ago
22.

baby    

she never wrote any of her music did she?

373 days ago
23.

Anthony    

She would have gone on singing forever if it were not for making a huge mistake in her life. And that mistake was Bobby Brown. Like they say...If it's Brown flush it down.

373 days ago
24.

SPIDEY    

Even in death TMZ wont let a black person get through with anything...ALL OF U AT TMZ ARE A.S.S.H.O.L.E.S

373 days ago
25.

Truth    

"Whitney made "I Will Always Love You" famous"

It was already a famous song. And Frank Sinatra is "The Voice" not Whitney Houston.

373 days ago
26.

Hannah    

Very nice!!!!!

373 days ago
27.

The truthbetold    

People have absolutely no respect. Including TMZ. Aside from her addiction and fame, she was somebody's Mother, daughter, and sister. Whitney's may not have written her songs but she definitely made name for herself as an artist. What if it was your family member that has died and people who don't know then was making a mockery out of their death? Karma people.

373 days ago
28.

Julie    

Dolly Parton wrote that song.

373 days ago
29.

billybob    

shouldn't it say "i will always love youuuouuuuooooo"?

373 days ago
30.

lacabrera    

Was that Crack they were talking about ?

373 days ago
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