Her three-decade-long career saw a wardrobe of sequins, big hair and over-the-top gowns
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Updated: Monday Feb 13, 2012 | 06:00 AM EST
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Though her weight caused a stir at a tribute to pop legend Michael Jackson, Houston proved she still had serious pipes (and moves to match), singing "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" in a gladiator-inspired fringed ensemble.
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