Tri-State Mourns Music Icon Whitney Houston

From the famed Apollo theater to a century-old church in Newark, tri-state residents paid their respects to the late pop star.

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Ronald Peace, of Newark, leaves a personal message to Whitney Houston at New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. The 48-year-old pop star was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy gala. Houston's funeral will be held at the church on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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Ronald Peace, of Newark, leaves a personal message to Whitney Houston at New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. The 48-year-old pop star was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy gala. Houston's funeral will be held at the church on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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A man poses for a photo in front of a make-shift memorial as fans pay their respects to Whitney Houston at New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. The 48-year-old pop star was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy gala. Houston's funeral will be held at the church on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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People stand in the rain and sing a Whitney Houston song at a memorial to Houston outside New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Whitney Houston's funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 at the church where she sang in the choir as a girl. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Fans and media surround a make-shift memorial as the pay their respects to Whitney Houston at New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. The 48-year-old pop star was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy gala. Houston's funeral will be held at the church on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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Remembrances of singer Whitney Houston are seen around Harlem's Apollo Theatre on Feb. 12, 2012. Whitney Houston died a day earlier in Beverly Hills.
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The Apollo celebrated the life and legacy of Houston with a tribute.
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Flowers and notes of sympathy are laid at the entrance of Whitney Houston's former home in Mendham, N.J.
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Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Mourners gathered at Newark's New Hope Baptist Church where Houston began her career as a child.
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Houston sang at the church with her mother and cousin.
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Mourner Donna Thorn of Newark, New Jersey creates a memorial for Houston at The New Hope Baptist Church.
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Mourners tie balloons outside the church gates.
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Remembrances of Whitney Houston are seen around Harlem's Apollo Theatre.
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Flowers and a sympathy card hang on a fence in front of New Hope Baptist Church.
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Three-year-old Faith Walker waits as her aunt Shalana Gaston speaks to reporters about Houston's legacy as they leave New Hope Baptist Church.
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Neighbors say this home at 362 Dodd Street in East Orange, N.J., seen Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, was the childhood home of Whitney Houston.
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Sisters Toni and Pam Gregory cry together as they stand in front of The Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts in East Orange, N.J.
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New Hope Baptist Church Pastor Joe A. Carter talks about the death of Whitney Houston and the effect it has on the congregation of his church in Newark, N.J.
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Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48.
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A child releases white balloons Monday during a ceremony at Whitney Houston's former school in East Orange, N.J.
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Children gather at Houston's former school for a tribute.
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