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British singer Amy Winehouse arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London in this July 23, 2009 file photo. Toxicology tests showed there were no illegal substances in Winehouse's body when she died last month aged 27, her spokesman said on Aug. 23, 2011. (Toby Melville/Reuters/Toby Melville/Reuters)
British singer Amy Winehouse arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London in this July 23, 2009 file photo. Toxicology tests showed there were no illegal substances in Winehouse's body when she died last month aged 27, her spokesman said on Aug. 23, 2011. (Toby Melville/Reuters/Toby Melville/Reuters)

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Whitney Houston, whose soaring voice lifted her to the top of the pop music world but whose personal decline was fuelled by decades of drug use, died on Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel room. She was 48. Houston joins the ranks of other popular singers and performers who died an early death after struggles with alcohol or drugs. Here are some of them

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