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“Out of respect to the family and fans of Whitney, the guest room where she stayed was immediately taken out of inventory and all contents were removed,” the statement read. “Hotel management is considering options to repurpose the space but has made no final decisions at this time.”

Saturday’s event will honor Epic Records chairman and CEO Antonio L.A. Reid.

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