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Whitney Houston’s rendition of the song “I Will Always Love You” made it a bonafide classic, but it was country music legend Dolly Parton who originally recorded the song.

Dolly Parton released the following statement about the passing of Whitney Houston on her website:

Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.’

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