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In the Smith case, charges eventually were filed against two doctors and her boyfriend-lawyer in connection with her death after the database showed the former Playboy playmate was receiving a myriad of prescription drugs. A jury acquitted the trio of most to all of the felony counts and a judge dismissed two convictions, while reducing one to a misdemeanor.

Houston died just hours before she was scheduled to appear at producer Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards bash.

Her family plans to hold a private church service Saturday in her hometown of Newark, N.J. The Associated Press will provide a pool camera and stream the service on livestream.com/aplive, said publicist Kristen Foster.

Houston, a sensation from her first, eponymous album in 1985, was one of the world’s best-selling artists from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, turning out such hits as “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” `’How Will I Know,” `’The Greatest Love of All” and “I Will Always Love You.” But as she struggled with drugs, her majestic voice became raspy, and she couldn’t hit the high notes.

Interest in her music has skyrocketed since her death, pushing her songs back on to charts and into heavy rotation on the radio.

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Associated Press Writer Greg Risling contributed to this report.

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Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP